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Seasonal Exterior Paint Preparation Tips

Posted by Nolan Painting on November 3, 2014

Exterior home painting can be a gratifying and money-saving experience. Painting is an excellent way to give your home a fresh look while boosting your curb appeal. Great pains must be taken to ensure that when you do move forward with your painting project, it happens at the right time, not only for your lifestyle, but seasonally as well. Choosing the wrong time of year can be expensive and time-consuming. Let’s look at a few things to consider when planning your exterior paint job:

Plan ahead

The best advice any professional, reliable paint company can give you is to plan ahead. At Nolan Painting, our team schedules exterior paint jobs from early April to late November. While this gives you 8 months to plan, it is important to remember that most paint companies book in advance. If your project needs to be complete by a certain date, you’ll want to call and speak with an estimator to ensure that your deadline can be met. The estimator will likely consider important factors such as the size of your home and condition of the current surface in order to give you a time frame for your project.


Working with a professional paint company has its advantages. Your paint crew should be watching the weather and planning accordingly. Nolan Painting prepares for all types of weather situations by incorporating products that are designed to set-up and cure quickly so as to not be affected by the weather. New paint often cures best in mild temperatures. While exterior paint will dry fine throughout the summer and into the fall, painting during the spring will give you more time to enjoy your new look before winter sets in.


Just as the weather is an important consideration, so is your personal schedule. Painting your house exterior is a massive undertaking and should be scheduled when it is most conducive to your time and that of your family. You’ll want to consider the amount of time the entire project will take. For example, the cleaning, repair and preparation of the exterior will take several days depending on the size and condition of your home, followed by the painting time. While it may not be necessary for you to be home the entire time the project is underway, it is wise to be available to your paint crew should a need arise. At Nolan Painting, we gladly serve homeowners with painting services across the Main Line and beyond. We have provided residential painting services in this area for over three decades and have established an exceptional reputation as a dependable painting contractor. If you are interested in exterior home painting services, contact Nolan Painting today and schedule a free estimate.