A lot of people may think that it’s practically impossible to paint when it’s raining outside. It’s not a great situation because it takes longer for paint to dry, and the quality of the paint can be compromised if you don’t follow the right steps. The weather conditions are by no means ideal, but there are actually measures you can take to make painting in the rain much easier on yourself. If you’re going to get painting done during rainy weather, here are some tips to follow.
Painting Prior to Rain Starting
You want to wait for the right time to paint, and it’s best to wait for a break in the rain before you get started. Keep watch on the latest weather updates, and when you have sufficient time before rain starts to fall, you can begin to paint. Before the paint can be applied, however, it’s best to dry the walls.
Some paints people use include oil-based paints and latex ones. Oil-based paints aren’t preferred for wet surfaces because the finish won’t be as good. Latex paints perform better, even if the walls are still a little damp.
Painting During Rain
It’s easier to paint during a drizzle if your home’s walls are protected with shades in a manner that doesn’t allow rain to get onto the walls directly. However, it’s important to confirm that your walls are dry enough to paint before you get started.
Painting in the Early Morning is Recommended
Professionals will often tell you that it’s best to get painting done early in the morning whenever possible. This is because paint can dry a little more easily in the middle of the day with the added heat and sunlight. Night, on the other hand, tends to bring lower temperatures that slow down the drying process, as well as a rise in humidity that hinders progress as well.
What to Ask Yourself Before Painting
You’ll have to think about a few questions before painting in rainy weather. First off, as we mentioned prior, dry walls are needed before you can paint, so ask yourself if the walls are dry. Do not start if walls haven’t dried.
Next, ask yourself if there will be rain within the next eight hours. Refrain from painting if the answer is yes.
You should also ponder if the temperatures will be suitable for painting. Different paints work at different temperatures, so find out what temperatures work for your paint and see if the weather outside will accommodate your paint.
Contact Albaugh & Sons
Since 2003, Albaugh & Sons, LLC has been dedicated to meeting the fencing, decking, and home remodeling needs of homeowners throughout the greater Frederick area. All of our team members are experienced, well-trained, and committed to exceeding the expectations of every customer.