Quick Tips For Painting In Cold Weather

As the seasons are changing and temperatures are dropping, a common question among home builders, homeowners and handymen alike is how to paint in cold weather? While it isn’t preferable, sometime outside factors can force your hand and you may not have other options. If this is you, here’s a couple quick tips for painting in cold weather.

Temperatures affect the way paint dries, it’s performance and the methods used to apply it. So when oil paints are used at low temperatures, they may need extra thinning because of how thick, and nearly solid, they can become. Sometimes the painter might have to add chemicals that boost the thaw resistance in the pain.

Latex paints will often freeze if not treated properly. When the paint becomes thick and lump, it is unusable and should be tossed out.

When painting the exterior of your home, know that drying time is extended because of the colder weather. So re-coat multiple times, sometimes even 48 hours in between coats and of course never paint during the rain and or active snow.

Re-coating is important because, when painting in the cold, paint is more susceptible to cracking, color change and skinning.

So don’t put off that exterior paint job you want just because of the upcoming cold. Let Village Professional Painters warm you up to the idea that a little cold shouldn’t deprive you of the home you want. Call Village Professional Painters today and take the bite out of winter home painting!