Why Exterior Painting Should Be 1st On Your Spring List
As the weather shifts from messy to mild, every homeowner’s attention turns to out of doors. Springtime calls for planting, cleaning, repainting and tending to all of the things that were neglected during the winter. If you don’t know where to start on your to-do list and if your exterior paint is ready to be repainted, it’s best to focus on that first!
- Spring is the most comfortable time to do outdoor painting. Additionally, exterior latex paint forms the most durable, protective finish in mild weather, so your paint job will last the longest if you paint in Spring.
- You will save a lot of work for yourself if you paint before you begin planting and laying down mulch. Anything you plant around your home will get trampled in the painting process.
- Spring only gets busier the closer it gets to summertime, so it’s best to get exterior painting done before barbecues, graduation parties, and other gatherings begin.
- If your house paint is already near the end of its life expectancy, you’re taking a chance by postponing repainting. It doesn’t take long for exposed wood to begin to rot, and other types of exterior materials suffer when the paint wears off. By waiting longer, you may be making more work for yourself.