One of the myths about painting is that it can only be done when the sun is out and the temperatures are warm. When it comes to winter, many people just assume that painting cannot be done, so they postpone their projects for a warmer season.
However, there are many reasons why you can consider having your house painted or deck stained in winter with a professional painting service from Collegiate Painters. The advantages of working this skilled painting service include flexible dates, advanced technology, and the skill to do winter painting jobs, no matter what the season.
Hand painted jobs are expected to last 10+ years longer than spray jobs, protecting your investment for years to come. Here in Colorado, we’re no strangers to intense sunlight, which can inevitably cause fading in exterior painting jobs. With the Collegiate Painters meticulous crew, areas prone to extra sunlight will be treated with additional coats, providing your home with the tools to stand-up against excessive sunlight. The excellence of our work is evident in the finished product.
The temperature is the primary concern when it comes to painting in the winter. Behind that concern are the paint manufacturers who realize that their paint does not do well at temperatures that go below 40 degrees.
Another issue related to temperature in the wintertime is extreme temperature fluctuations in which the daytime is a bit warmer but the nighttime brings freezing conditions. This proves problematic with certain paints applied during this season because the paint cannot set properly.
Besides nearly freezing temperatures, another reason most believe that winter is not a good painting season is the amount of moisture in the air. Paint does not do well in moist conditions and can only be applied to a dry surface. Often, external surfaces in winter, like walls and decks, end up covered in some type of moisture, due to rain, snow, or dew from the high humidity.
Even if the surface may seem dry, certain porous building materials hold moisture inside. This moisture can cause the paint to not set properly and it will then begin to flake off.
Previously, exterior walls were often painted with an oil-based paint because it offered such a smooth finish. Because this type of paint dries so slowly, it cannot be used in the wintertime. If applied in cold weather, it tends to crack and chalk, allowing moisture in that does damage to the wood underneath.
New paint technology is now making it possible to paint in cold weather that reaches nearly freezing conditions. This new type of acrylic-based paint allows for paint application down to 35 degrees. Many well-known paint brands now offer this low-temperature paint, providing a great range of color choices for exterior painting in the winter.
Skilled paint professionals know how to use this new paint technology, plus they realize how to apply all paint and stain products during the cold weather, including caulk, filler, and primer. They also possess the experience to know the time of day to allow the paint or stain to set properly.
Here at Collegiate Painting, we offer hand painting and staining services and while we might not be the cheapest painting service available, the value of what we offer shows in the time our crews take to do it right and ensure the paint or stain job looks great and lasts longer. With flexible dates, you can feel sure that your paint or stain project can be done on your timeframe.