Tips for Painting in the Summer Heat

Painting the house walls in summer comes as no good experience. Painters who tried to paint the home in summer heat do not find the exact results as expected. Why it happens so? Is it bad to paint in hot weather? Or is it the quality of paint you are using in scorching summer heat?

There is nothing wrong in painting the walls of home during summer. But, yes it is challenging.

Heat makes the paint to lose water. The minute you add paint to your bucket, paint starts evaporating. Now the painters reading out my blog there must be thinking water in the paint is to evaporate. Hence, they will also know that evaporation process should take time when the paint is applied on the surface. If too much water evaporates during the outdoor painting in hot weather, the paint will dry too quickly.

Therefore always take the advice of the Cape Cod painting contractors to achieve the best results of painting. They will not just help you in getting the desired results but can do the painting job in affordable cost as well. They know all the tips and tricks to make your home paint look alluring.

Let’s share those tips to regulate or control the rate at which at which paint loses water due to summer heat. After reading these tips, you’ll surely have exciting summer house painting ideas that will make your DIY painting job easier.

Reconstitute The Paint

First and foremost, when your paint loses excessive water due to evaporation, you should reconstitute the paint. Reconstitute the paint by adding more water to compensate for the evaporated water in the paint to achieve definite texture. This process of adding the water back to the paint so that it maintains its proper consistency is known as reconstitution.

Common Mistake During Reconstitution

Most commonly it has been observed that non-experienced or ill-knowledged painters reconstitute the same bucket for multiple times. This mistake cause the over thinning of the paint in which water is in excessive amount. Water becomes the major composition of the paint. Thus making the painting job more difficult and time consuming.

Therefore, best practice is to take different bucket and then dilute the paint in small batches. It will make the paint thin again. To make solution perfectly dilute, 7% water should be added in each batch.

Perfect Paint Orientation

When you allow the direct sunlight to affect the drying time of your paint, you are making your job harder. If you are thinking of exterior painting in hot humid weather, then you should wisely schedule the time of painting on the direction of sun throughout the day.

The best place to start from is on the south side of the property. Hence, letting yourself to move onto the west side of the building at cool time of the day. Painting according to the orientation of the structure is not foolproof. You need to track the temperature in real time, do not rely on the weather forecast. As soon as the temperature starts rising, the painting evaporation becomes faster.

Pro Tip 1: Start painting in the early morning or late evenings when the temperature is cool.

Pro Tip 2: Don’t paint when it’s windy because dust and debris can stick to wet paint.

Pro Tip 3: Don’t paint before and after the rain because it will not give a perfect finish to your paint.

Pro Tip 4: Don’t ruin the smoothness of the texture while painting in the hottest days.

Pro Tip 5: For best possible outcome, use the best quality paint and material.

When it comes to painting in the sun, ice cubes are your best friend. When you are using a painter’s bucket, you will normally insert a liner into the bucket before adding paint.

Before you add your liner and paint, put a layer of ice cubes in the bottom of the bucket, and then add your liner and paint. The ice cubes will create a cooler effect, which will help prevent water evaporating.

We suggest painting in temperatures falling between 50 F and 80 F. Once the temperature begins to raise higher, the evaporation process speeds up.

Hot Weather Painting Tips

Painting in the summer heat can be challenging, but by following these tips will make your job easy, hassle-free and of high quality.

Pro Tip 1:  Avoid painting under direct sunlight.

Pro Tip 2:  Regulate the amount of water you add to the paint.

Pro Tip 3: Cover your paint bucket when not in use.

Use Paint Additive

Additives give a better coverage and longer wet edge to your paint. Therefore, use a water based paint additive to stop the paint from drying too fast. This will help in prevention of the lap marks and brush marks.
If you are reading my blog and it’s the best time to paint your house, then don’t hesitate to contact us. Total Care Painting is here to provide you the exterior and interior painting service on Cape Cod. We are here to offer further help and advice. We can help you get mot out of the project thus, ensuring your paint stands the test of time.