There’s a chill in the air and the days are getting shorter. Is it too late to paint the exterior of my Minneapolis home? There are many reasons to paint your home after summer. Maybe it’s something you put off – maybe it was just too darn hot this year! Or maybe you’re selling (check out this blog: Should I Paint my Minneapolis Home Before Selling?)
This time of year you have to be weary of two things: Cold temps and rain (or snow?).
How Cold is Too Cold to Paint?
If you look at the paint can’s label, some say it’s okay to paint in temperatures as low as 35 degrees. That’s not preferred, though. You’re safer to paint when the temps are at 45 or above for at least 4 hours. It’s a good idea to have a little sun in the forecast to help the drying process.
How Long Should I Wait to Paint After It Rains?
What about rain? Rain, obviously, sidelines the project instantly. You can’t paint in the rain. That’s why it’s vital to keep an eye on the forecast and paint when there’s not a chance of rain for at least 4 to 6 hours between coats.
Hope that helps! If you’d like to stay off the ladder during these cooler months, call NuCoat and we’ll do it for you! We’ll even keep an eye on the forecast to know when to start the project.