At Osborne Painting, we understand that people have numerous questions and concerns about starting an exterior painting project during the warmer summer months. We have previously addressed exterior painting when it is humid outside, but sometimes the weather in Raleigh is just oppressively hot. While the temperature delivers its own suite of unique problems, they are by no means insurmountable, contrary to popular opinion. This and many other questions are some of the exterior painting misconceptions that we seek to address in this post.
Summer Exterior Painting Myths
You Can’t Paint Your Home in the Summer
We’ll start off with the largest one. Many people believe that due to the hot weather in Raleigh during the summer, exterior painting is impossible. To put it bluntly, this just isn’t true. While there are certainly more difficulties tied into painting during the summer, it is by no means impossible.
Exterior Painters Don’t Work in the Summer
Raleigh can get very hot and humid in the summer, but that doesn’t mean that exterior painters stop their work. Our expert painting crews understand how to protect themselves from the sun, heat, and humidity, and can paint in the heat using a variety of strategies, including the simplest of all: staying hydrated.
Exterior Paint Won’t Dry Properly
As we’ve explored before on this blog, humidity can often determine when you can or can’t paint. The actual temperature outside can also be a major factor in whether our Raleigh exterior painters can do their work. The actual temperature depends on a number of factors, including the aforementioned humidity, but your exterior painting expert in Raleigh will be able to let you know when and how he or she would like to move forward.
All Exterior Paints Are Equal
The type of paint that is used for your project can have a very big impression on what temperatures can be considered “painting” temperatures. In general, the higher-quality paints will function better in high temperatures, but a better rule is that there are some paints that are specifically engineered to be applied in hotter climates.
Contact Your Raleigh Area Exterior Painting Expert Today
If you have been putting off that exterior painting project because of the summer heat, delay no longer. Contact the experts at Osborne Painting! The painting crews here understand the unique aspects of painting the exteriors of homes in the Raleigh summer, and we will be able to get your home looking brand new, even during these hot months. If you would like to learn more, call us at (919) 878-6611 or fill out the form below.