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What You Need To Know About Painting The Exterior Of Your Home

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Are planning to paint the exterior of your home? If so, there are a number of points you consider. Otherwise, you paint project might be disastrous. Some people do not realize that certain conditions can ruin their freshly applied paint. The following are a few points that should be kept in mind when planning an exterior paint project.

Curing Time

Your painted home will likely look beautiful after it is freshly painted. However, even after paint starts to dry, it will still need to cure. The curing process could take a few days. This is why it is important to consider other factors about the days following your paint job.

Type of Paint

Some types of paint have the potential to release volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These types of paint can be harmful to the environment. You should also consider the size of your home. The exterior of most homes is large. This is why you should choose a paint that can last a few years. Some of these higher quality paints may even come with manufacturer warranties. Acrylic paints are known to be longlasting options.


Ideally, painting outside should be done in dry weather. This is why planning should take place. You may live in an area that has frequent rain in certain seasons. Checking the weather will aid in ensuring that your freshly done paint job is not ruined by rain.

Outdoor Temperature

Just because it is not rainy outside does not mean that it is a good time to plan an outdoor paint project. These projects are ideal for warm weather. This does not mean that you should only consider painting during the summer or spring. Some areas do not have harsh fall weather. This means that a successful paint job could be performed outdoors during the early part of fall. 


Perhaps you have signs of damages such as wood rot. Some people make the mistake of trying to paint over damaged areas. This can make your finished paint job look shoddy. It is also not going to stop the wood rot from continuing under the surface. 

A paint store can offer additional tips regarding painting your home. You may also want to consider buying your own paint and allowing a professional painter to complete the job for you. The combination of these resources will ensure that you do not have issues with your completed project.