Exterior painters have had to cut their painting season short in the past because of paint freezing during the process of completing the job. Most traditional paints require the temperature outside to be at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit in order for the project to be completed properly. When temperatures fall even lower the paint can freeze and make the job impossible.
Exterior painting during the winter months bring a number of challenges. Not only can the paint freeze during the process of painting, but it can also freeze before it dries and the color and consistency of the paint can change as well. A lot of times the problems won’t show until a full season has gone by and the next big thaw hits. Glossy paints may be uneven in their finish and the paint can even crack.
Luckily for Atlanta painters, a number of cold-weather paint products have been created and can safely be used in temperatures as low as 35 degrees Fahrenheit. The exterior of the surface that is going to be painted should also be above this temperature. Aside from working well in the cold, these paints also withstand a large amount of moisture from snow or sleet. These products can be used residentially and commercially, allowing Atlanta exterior painting businesses to function well throughout the entire year.
When planning to paint in the colder weather it’s wise to keep an eye on the weather. The best time of day to paint is usually late morning to late afternoon when the sun is present. You need to keep in mind that the night temperature should remain above 35 degrees as well in order to provide an appropriate drying environment.