Posted by Boutte Adalyn on Thursday, 14 November, 2019 02:27:08
Make sure the paint is actually rated for 35˚F temperature. Many common house paints and stains are still restricted for use in temperatures of 50˚F and warmer. Know your products. Although your paint product may be approved for use in low temperatures, other materials you use may not work in cold weather.
Even if there is a slight chance of rain in the forecast, reschedule. A downpour will not only ruin your paint job, but may also splatter wet paint onto other surfaces. DO start on the side of your house that's in the shade and then follow the path of the sun so you're applying paint in the shade as much as possible.
As paint quality has improved over the years, so too has the minimum temperature point. For a long time, it was recommended that you never paint a house when the ambient temperature is 50 degrees. Today, this tends to hover around 40 degrees, but some premium paints can be applied down to as low as 35 degrees.
When painting steel surfaces during periods of cold nights and warm days, it is important to know the dew point temperature and the temperature of the steel. As the temperature and humidity climb during the day, it is possible for the steel to sweat from condensation, much the same as a cold drink taken out of the refrigerator.
"It should be at least 50° F when applying the paint and shouldn't drop below 32° F at night for several days after," says Rico de Paz, who oversees Consumer Reports' paint tests. MORE
Historically, application temp range for water-based exterior paints was between fifty-degrees and ninety-degrees Fahrenheit. This is still true for many long-standing exterior products offered by Behr and Glidden.