Here at Texas Painting and Gutters, we get asked this question a lot and here’s the simple answer:
The Best Time To Do Exterior House Painting Is When It Actually Needs It!
Peeling paint is the first clue. If you’re seeing chips, blistering, cracks, fading or bleaching of the exterior paint of your home, it’s time to call in a professional.
Some homeowners will still wait an additional year, putting off fixing their biggest investment. It’s not recommended, as wood can deteriorate when it’s unprotected, causing boards to curl, rot and split if not protected with an elastic paint coating, costing the homeowner more money in carpentry repairs.
Here in the Metroplex the average temperature is approx. 55 degrees in the winter and 95 degrees in the summer, making exterior painting year-round.
Ideally, our painters like to have the temperatures to be a minimum of 50° F, however, there are some paints out there that we use, that allow us to paint below this temperature if needed.
Avoid rainy days, and always make sure all the surfaces you’ll be painting are completely dry. This is essential if you want to end up with a perfectly even application. Obviously, we do not paint during the rain, but we do pressure wash on those misty/light rainy days.
Days with high winds should be avoided as well, to prevent overspray and uneven coverage.
It depends on how your home looks.
The Texas heat & sunshine here in the summer can take a serious toll on the life of your paint. It also depends on the product you use. If you’re using a less quality paint, it may only last 6-8 years, and using a higher quality paint like we use, you can expect a longevity of approx. 10-15 years.
There are still other factors to consider as well.
Was your home caulked before it was painted? Pressured washed? Does your home have wood on the exterior? Or cement siding?
Don’t paint your house yourself unless you have the skills, tools, stamina and time to do the work. Depending on the size and height of your house and the condition of the existing wood, preparing and painting a house on your own can be a tedious, difficult job.
Painting your home’s exterior requires experience and skill, so be sure to call an experienced painting contractor.
Texas Painting And Gutters, provides a detailed Free Estimate, so you will know what to expect.
Remember, your home is one of the biggest investments you will make whether you live in Plano, McKinney, Wylie, Allen, Murphy, Anna, Frisco or anywhere else in Collin County, so you’ll want to trust a professional to do the job right the first time.