Spring is in the air… More like moisture is in the air!
It’s that time of year again: the weather starts warming up, the lawn is green and growing and the tulips are blooming. Time to start looking at your exterior paint!
But is it okay to paint in the rain or between rain storms?
There is no such thing as an exterior house paint that will be okay to use while it’s raining. ESP Painting plans carefully to make sure your paint job lasts as long as possible.
Here are a few steps we take to get that done:
1. We make sure the surface is dry before applying paint. Visually inspecting the surface as well as feeling for cold dampness (dew) helps us determine if it’s safe to paint.
2. A Moisture Meter is used to check wood moisture content when it’s questionable to paint, looking for less than 12% moisture.
3. Weather forecast & patterns – We watch the forecast throughout the day, avoiding late afternoon rain storms and possible fog the next morning. We stay on top of it!
Some siding types allow us to paint on questionable days. Cement siding does allow us to paint on “Chance of rain” days. Sunshine and wind help us get the paint dry before a passing rainstorm! We can paint your home’s exterior this spring if conditions are right.
If you have wood siding, I would recommend we wait until dryer weather.
Give us a call to schedule your exterior estimate today!