If there’s one thing that can throw a wrench in your outdoor painting project, it’s the unpredictable weather. In Los Angeles, while we enjoy more sunny days than many other places, we still need to account for the impact of temperature changes, humidity, and the occasional rain when planning an exterior paint job.
The Temperature Tango
Outdoor painting isn’t as straightforward as waiting for a sunny day. For optimal results, we must paint when temperatures are between 50-85 degrees Fahrenheit. Too cold, the paint might not adhere correctly. Too hot, it might dry too quickly, leading to uneven application and blistering.
Los Angeles isn’t known for high humidity, but that doesn’t mean we’re exempt from its effects. High humidity can delay drying times and cause the paint to bubble or blister. Low humidity is more desirable as it allows the paint to dry properly.
Rain is an obvious obstacle to exterior painting. While it’s less of an issue in LA compared to other regions, the occasional unexpected rain can wreak havoc on a fresh coat of paint. It’s crucial to check the forecast and allow sufficient drying time before any expected rain.
Prepping for the Weather
The weather’s impact on painting is all about timing. Here are a few pro tips:
- Paint in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the hottest part of the day.
- Check the weather forecast and plan your project to allow enough dry time before any rain.
- Make sure humidity levels are favorable before starting your project.
We understand that navigating the weather’s impact on your outdoor painting project can be daunting. That’s why at Richard Stewart Painting, we take care of the details for you. With our expertise and experience, we guarantee a professionally done, weather-resistant finish that you’ll love. Ready to get started? Call us today at 1.818.951.1181.