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Is it Too Hot to Paint Your Home?

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Can the weather affect your paint?

When you paint the exterior of your home with Modern Masters paint, there are many things you should consider, and climate is definitely one of them. Regardless of whether the temperature is too low or too high, you run the risk of the paint not bonding properly, which often leads to peeling and cracking. If you are using latex paint, you should avoid painting when it is too hot outside because it can cause the paint to dry too quickly and it won't brush as well onto your walls. It is also important to plan for storms since they are common during the summer. Nothing can ruin a paint finish like rain can!

Is there an ideal painting temperature?

Recommended temperatures for painting are dependent on several things, including brand and the type of paint that you use. However, in general, if you are using a latex paint, you will want to shoot for a temperature between 50°and 85° F, and if you are using an oil-based paint, your best bet is to paint when the temperature is between 40° and 90° F. In addition to temperature, you should also consider the humidity level because it can affect how quickly your paint will dry. Whether you are using an oil-based paint or a latex paint, you will get the best drying results if you paint on a day that is between 40% and 70% humidity. 

When you are painting the exterior of your home, there are many things that you should consider, and the weather is definitely one of them. If you have any questions or concerns about painting your home, please contact us at Mark's Paint Store today. We are always happy to help!