Is Spring a Good Time for Exterior House Painting?
Spring cleaning, spring rolls, spring break, spring forward, a spring in your step... there are lots of associations we have with that word! Should spring painting also be a thing? While it may never catch on as a buzzword, there are plenty of reasons why the springtime should cause us to think about exterior house painting. Let's consider why this is a fantastic time to schedule exterior painting for your home in Maryland and northern Virginia.
Exterior Paint Cures Best in Mild Weather
While we might think that paint dries faster on hot summer days, that is actually less ideal for the long-term health of your exterior house paint. In reality, mild temperatures provide a perfect situation for paint to cure optimally. While winter weather causes paint to cure too slow, hot temperatures dry it out too quickly, resulting in a paint job that may have a shortened life span. In the Washington, D.C. area, the temperate days of spring are an excellent time to repaint your home exterior.
Of course, rain and humidity are also significant factors in the timing of an exterior painting project. We definitely need to work around the "spring showers" that occur in our region. That said, a dry spring day can be better for painting than the high humidity and unpredictable thundershowers of the summer.
Winter Weather Deteriorates Exterior Surfaces
The temperature changes of wintertime cause our building materials to shrink and expand, shortening the life of our exterior paint. Additionally, snow, ice, wind and rain tend to wear out our prior paint coatings. Before this winter damage is allowed to get any worse, an exterior paint job will give your home an extra layer of protection against the elements. If there are any signs of paint failure (cracking, splitting, peeling, fading, bubbling, fading, chalking), new paint should be applied as soon as possible. This prevents the issues from getting worse, becoming a bigger and more expensive project.
A Fresh Look for the Exterior
Between the shortened daylight hours and the cold weather, we don't spend a lot of time outside in the winter, but once spring comes, we look forward to three seasons of outdoor time! This means that the spring is a wonderful time to get your home exterior freshened up, allowing you to enjoy your house to the fullest in the coming months.
Exterior Painting Companies Become Busy
Later in the season, it can be very hard to schedule an exterior painting project because so many people have already booked their jobs. In northern Virginia and the D.C. area, it is best to get your exterior house painting scheduled as soon as possible. That way, you can be sure you will not miss out on the chance to have your home freshly painted and fully protected!
Williams Professional Painting
If you are not sure whether your home needs exterior painting this season, you could request a free estimate from Williams Professional Painting. We would be delighted to assess the health of your exterior paint, helping you determine whether there are any areas that could use a new coat, or if the paint can wait until another year.
Williams Professional Painting has been serving the Washington, D.C. region for more than 40 years, offering premium quality and exceptional customer service. Besides exterior painting, we also provide carpentry, molding installation, interior painting, kitchen cabinet painting, and much more. Use our online contact form to get started with your free estimate, or call our office to schedule your appointment. We can't wait to meet you!