The Best Temperatures For Painting The Outside Of Your Home

This Is The Best Temperature Range And Time For Painting Home Exteriors In Vista, California
Painting a home exterior during the best temperatures to paint outside

The best temperatures to paint outside are anywhere between 35 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit. There’s more to it than the temperature, though.

Find out the rest below-

Are We Playing Hot-Cold?

“We basically are with the weather,” laughs Michelle.

“It does seem to be hard for us to find the right time to paint our house exterior,” continues David. “We need to know what the best temperatures to paint outside are.”

Michelle shrugs. “I’m sure it’s a pretty wide range. Also, that the temperature isn’t the only thing we need to worry about when it comes to outdoor painting conditions.” David rubs his temples. “Yeah, you’re definitely right. But, right now, I’m just trying to figure out one thing at a time.”

Michelle rubs his back. “Then let’s do that. We can look up the best temperature for painting outside. Then we can see what else we need to know. If anything we can look up exterior home painting costs and use a contractor.”

David bobs his head in agreement. Michelle pulls out her phone and starts searching on Google for answers.

Here’s what the couple discovers:

The Best Temperatures For Exterior Home Painting

Father and daughter painting stucco exterior

The best temperatures to paint outside are between 35 degrees and 150 degrees Fahrenheit. It needs to be 35 and warming or 150 and cooling. This also applies to the temperature of the exterior. Don’t want the paint freezing or baking on.

Other Weather Conditions To Know About

Man painting home exterior with roller

High humidity and heat are bad for paint. It makes it harder for the paint to stick to the surface.

During summer, start on the side that gets the most sun. During winter, paint on the coldest side first. This lets the paint set before weather conditions can negatively affect it.

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“That actually makes a lot of sense based on what I know about house painting,” agrees David. “In that case, let’s see what else this blog can tell us,” suggests Michelle.