Painting is not a very difficult DIY project and it can even be quite meditative. Even amateurs can create a beautiful look when painting their own rooms.
Painting exteriors is a much more complicated job than interiors, with additional considerations that many amateurs do not think about. Professional paint contractors can save you a lot of time and stress while creating a beautiful exterior paint job.
Knowing when is the right time to paint so that the paint job will be long-lasting and knowing when and how to hire paint contractors can be confusing, particularly for first-time homeowners. We hope that this guide will help.
Why Hire a Home Exterior Paint Contractor at All?
You may be used to taking care of all the DIY jobs around your house yourself. On the surface, painting looks much simpler than other jobs, such as installing electrical wiring. However, professionals will do a much better job than an amateur on your house, and you want the exterior to look good since that’s what all your neighbors see!
Professionals also have extra knowledge that will help them do a better exterior paint job. They know which types of paint hold up to tough weather conditions, how to prep the surface for optimal painting, and more.
Best Times for Exterior Painting
Before hiring a paint contractor, you should know the best times to do an exterior paint job. While you can paint your rooms any time of year that you want, the exterior of your house can only be done when the weather is favorable. Usually, the best seasons to paint exteriors are fall and spring.
If the temperature is too hot or too cold, that affects the quality of the paint job. Hot temperatures cause paint to dry quickly and clump up, while cold temperatures make it difficult for paint to adhere to the walls of your house.
Besides affecting the quality of your paint, the weather will also affect working conditions for your contractors. You don’t want to force people to work outside in 90-degree heat or freezing weather, particularly since some contractors may want to charge you extra.
When you’re deciding on a time slot for painting your exterior, you should also keep in mind the length of the job. It will probably take several days to a week, so you will need to find a contractor that is free for enough time to reserve an appointment.
When to Contact a Paint Contractor
If you decide to paint your house in the spring, you shouldn’t wait until the weather gets warm to contact a contractor that you like. Spring and fall are often the busiest seasons for exterior paint contractors and they get booked well in advance. Some may even charge you extra for last-minute reservations.
After doing your research, get in touch with the contractor you want to work with several months in advance. This will give both of you enough time to prepare for the job.
When it comes to professional, no-hassle painting services in the greater Chicago area, Marc Poulos Painting is the contractor of choice. With long standing service working for the Ritz Carlton, not to mention years of experience, Marc and company know all about quality, customer service and the finest craftsmanship.