Summer Interior and Exterior Painting Tips

With hotter months upon us, you may be wondering if this is a good time to repaint your home or commercial space. You absolutely can! Here are some tips to make the most of your summer painting project.

Check the weather

The summer heat makes paint dry faster. This could be a good or bad thing. Generally, you would do well to avoid painting in temperatures above 95 degrees Fahrenheit and under direct sunlight. Too much heat might prevent the paint from binding properly, resulting in cracks or peeling. The paint cans you use should have temperature guides if you need specific instructions. Keep in mind that humidity also impacts how your paint cures. Ideally, about 50% is suitable for your project. Even if the area you wish to work on is under the shade, it could still be too hot to paint. Check the surface temperature and generally, if it’s too hot to the touch then it will be too hot to paint over.

Prep well

In addition to avoiding painting under direct sunlight, don’t let your paint sit out in the sun either. Because of the heat, paint is more likely to thicken as water evaporates from the can as you work. Adding water or extenders can help loosen it up a bit. Another tip is to put a wet rag over your paint can to minimize evaporation. Don’t forget to prepare the surface well (scraping or sanding), and make sure you choose the right kind of paint for your project.

Use quality paints

Not all paints are created equal but for better performing paint, don’t skimp. Acrylic paint is one of the most durable and long-lasting paint types for your space.

Hire a pro!

Hiring professionals for your paint job is worth the investment. At San Diego Paint Pros, we work with you from start to finish—from considering the age and type of building, to a complimentary design consultation, to quality assurance inspection after the project is completed. Our projects also come with a two-year warranty to ensure that you are completely satisfied. No need to worry about timing your paint job, having to choose the best kind of paint, or struggling to fight against the summer heat to make sure the job is done right. We’ll do the legwork for you so you can kick back and enjoy your summer activities.

Ready to freshen up your space? Contact our pros to get your free quote. Already know what you want? That’s great! Please use our Get a Quote form for a more detailed project request.