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Consider The Surface Temperature

Painting In The Summer Heat

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The quality of your paint job depends on surface temperature, not just the air temperature.

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Consider The Forecast

Painting In The Summer Heat

House Painting April ShowersThe weather can change quickly especially during the summer months. Rain will damage your paint job.

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Painting In The Summer Heat

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Helm Paint & Decorating provides quality paint, paint supplies, and equipment for residential jobs and commercial jobs.

Paint And Heat

Paint And Heat: Summer is in full swing and the heat is on. What does that mean for your house painting project?

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What Could Go Wrong?

Painting in the Summer can be a challenge. The heat will make it more difficult for you to work outside, and it will impact how your paint job turns out.  The best temperature to paint is around 70 degrees, according to experts. Avoid painting in direct sunlight. Keep in mind that the quality of the paint job depends on surface temperature. Consider that surfaces in direct sunlight can be 10 to 15 degrees hotter. While paint dries, a certain amount of liquid must stay with the paint while setting. If the temperature is too hot, the water in the paint evaporates too quickly, which could result in cracked paint.  Temperatures over 90 degrees can cause some paints to bubble and blister, which results in peeling once the paint cures. If the paint dries while you are still painting, it can overlap with already painted sections and your paint job could end up looking uneven. Brushes and roller can dry making it difficult to clean them.

Painting house for sale - Paint and HeatWhen Is The Best Time To Paint In The Summer?

Paint early in the mornings or late in the evenings when the temperatures are cooler. Work around the house painting the shaded areas as the sun moves east to west. Make sure to stay hydrated. Avoid painting when it’s windy since dust and debris will stick to wet paint. When in doubt, hire professional painters.

Stop By Helm Paint & Decorating Today & Let Us Steer You In The Right Direction!

Helm Paint & Decorating, locally owned and operated, has been in business since 1970 and is an independent dealer of Benjamin Moore Paints and Finishes. Our trained specialists are available to assist you in selecting paint and supplies for your business. We also offer interior design service along with window treatments and wall coverings. We have locations across New Orleans, Metairie, Mandeville, Hammond and Gretna, for your convenience, to serve you.

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