When is to late to paint outside in New England?
Let’s start off by saying I have painted when it was much to cold outside to paint and the outcome was a disaster.
Do not try and paint exterior metal doors on December 20 when the temperature is in the 20s. Paint does not fair well in this cold.
Most manufactures now have formulated some of their paints to be applied on surfaces with a temperature of 35 degrees and above. This being said the outside templates can actually be colder than 35 degrees as some surfaces will have a warmer temperature than outside due to the Suns radiant sunlight. The catch to this is to maintain the temperature during the dry time.
Sudden temperature shifts can undermine all the work done and here in New England we find Mother Nature and the weathermen are not always on the same page.
The product that we have had good luck with in colder temperature has been Sherwin Williams latex exterior paint named resilience. This is a very good paint manufactured for just this application.
You will what to avoid any slower drying oil primers and some exterior colors that have deeper bases as they tend to dry a bit slower.
If you have any questions on product or application we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please give us a call or email me at Ron@Ramsdenpainting.com