When is the Best Time to Paint Your Exterior

Extreme heat, freezing cold and all the forms of inclement weather in between can wreck havoc on your home or structure’s exterior paint over time.

Wind, hail, snow and even humid weather are some of the biggest culprits when it comes to wearing out the paint on your home, structure or surface. Weathering also ruins a good cure, which is the completed process of paint being fully hardened and preserved. While your paint may be dry to the touch a few hours after applying, it will take a couple weeks for most paint to completely harden and cure.

With that being said, April through November are the most ideal months to paint an exterior structure here in Southern Oregon. And perhaps surprisingly, the winter months should be relegated for indoor painting projects.

Ideal Temperature Range

When it comes to ideal outdoor temperatures for exterior painting, the most reliable time frames are from the months of April to June and then again from September to November. During these months, you can count on a mostly dry Southern Oregon climate. Knowing this makes it easier for you to plan projects as temperatures are easier to anticipate or predict.

Hottest Months

If you do decide to tackle an exterior painting project during the hotter months of July and August, you may want to get started early in the morning and finish for the day before the extreme heat arrives.

Paint Failure

When the exterior surface is too hot to hold, you should hold off on painting. Applying paint to a surface that’s too hot can cause the paint to fail to adhere properly, which will most likely result in cracking, pealing, blistering and smudging down the road.

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EZ Painting Solutions Uses High-End Durable Paints for Cold Climates

Southern Oregon winters can get very cold. Although spring through fall is the most likely window you’ll schedule your home or structure’s exterior to be painted, you want your paint to endure year-round conditions.

Don’t worry about cold weather when you hire EZ Painting Solutions for your painting projects. We only use the most durable, highest quality paints so you get the highest quality results that will last for the long haul.

Painting and Staining

When taking on a big project – like painting or staining an outdoor structure – it’s always a best practice to know and consider all of your options.

Whether you’re putting a fresh coat on your home, business, fence, deck, pergola, shop, barn or any other surface outside, we would love to helpNew paint or stain will also help protect your outdoor structures from sun, wind, moisture and pest damage. EZ Paint Solutions will add a new durable coat of paint or stain for you. Get your FREE estimate today!

Tips for Exterior Painting

Preparation is a Must

Prior to painting, make sure your exterior surfaces are clean. Pressure washing is the most efficient and safest way to prep most surfaces. The focused power and rush of the water stream will wash away dust, dirt, pests, spider webs, grime and other unwanted debris. Also, double check that the surface is smooth. It’s a good idea to examine for cracks, blistering, pealing and other kinds of surface-damaging blemishes that may need to be sanded down, scrapped or removed. This will help the finished job last longer, look more presentable and protect the structure’s surface.

Don’t Forget

  • Drop cloths
  • Painters tape
  • Ladders
  • Caulking
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  • Surface protection boards
  • Masking paper
  • Masking film
  • Wood filler

If you are thinking of doing the job yourself, don’t forget to purchase plenty of rollers, brushes, roller pans and liners, buckets, trim brushes and much more. Look here for a full list of what you’ll need

Paint Trim Last

It’s always a best practice to focus on painting the main portion of the structure’s surface first before attending to the more tedious trim pieces like window frames, eves and doors. If you don’t, you run the risk of accidentally brushing or splattering specks of paint on the trim which requires precise touch ups to cover minor mistakes.

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Painting Trim

After painting the main portion of the structure, brushing the trim is the next step. For the most efficient method of painting trim, we recommend dipping no more than an inch of the angled brushes’ tip into the paint before wiping away any excess from the bristles. Using a very short brush stroke first, cover about 12 inches of the trim before smoothing that section of fresh paint with one long stroke. Keep repeating this technique until you’re finished.

Hiring a Professional

It can be a daunting task to tackle an exterior painting project. And if you run into unexpected issues and have little to no experience, it could turn into a colossal endeavor.

And that goes without mentioning the other tools, materials, skills and know-how required to simply prepare for the project.

Consider the following preparation subjects:

  • Color schemes
  • Fixing damaged siding
  • Properly protecting driveway
  • Proper window taping
  • Cleanup
  • Fixing damaged trim
  • Paint overspray
  • Paint your exterior door
  • Storage of paint
  • Best brush for each application
  • Roller splatter
  • Fixtures, keeping them unpainted

Hire EZ Painting Solutions

When you work with EZ Painting Solutions, you’re teaming up with an all-around expert, skilled in the necessary techniques to smoothly complete the job efficiently and to your liking. No need for you to hunt department stores for all of the tools and materials required when EZ Painting Solutions has them on hand ready to serve you.

As a highly-rated painting contractor, EZ Painting Solutions is licensed and insured to protect you and your property if something were to go wrong. This protects yourself from damages, saving you time and making sure the job is done the right way the first time around.

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