When it comes to painting the exterior of a property, you get what you pay for, and cutting corners to save time and money, including using inferior paint, can translate into additional costs down the road.
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Calgary, Canada (PRWEB) July 16, 2014
Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary (http://www.PlatinumProPaintersCalgary.com), the leading painting/renovating company serving the Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie, and Cochrane areas, is informing clients that July, August, and September provide optimal weather for exterior painting projects.
“When it comes to tackling outdoor projects in Calgary like exterior painting, many want the job done during the first signs of summer. Families and businesses want to get outside and paint the exterior of their properties or stain their decks and fences,” says Chris White, owner of Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary. “Unfortunately, when it comes to painting the exterior of a house or business, it’s difficult to do if the weather conditions are rainy, cold, or too humid.”
White explains that exterior painting projects need to be done when the weather conditions are optimal; that means a consistent temperature of around 20oC. The average Calgary weather is 23°C in June, 22°C in August, and 18°C in September. If the weather is too cold, dew can form on freshly painted surfaces, preventing the paint from curing properly. At the same time, humidity and heat can be just as bad for exterior painting; too much humidity makes it difficult for paint to cure properly and/or make the paint dry too fast or unevenly.
An experienced painting contractor not only takes Calgary weather conditions into consideration when starting a job, says White, but also pays attention to the property’s directional exposure. For example, the north side of a home gets the least amount of sun, while the southern exposure gets the most. According to White, when painting the exterior of a property, it’s important to follow the sun around the house to get the best results.
“Many people think exterior painting is the kind of project they can do themselves. ‘All you need is paint and a brush,’ or so they think; more often than not, those hired to paint the exterior of a home lack experience and the proper equipment,” he adds. “When it comes to painting the exterior of a property, you get what you pay for, and cutting corners to save time and money, including using inferior paint, can translate into additional costs down the road.”
“For the best results, exterior painting jobs need to be done when the weather is dry and warm with low humidity levels. And depending on the size of the job, it may require several days of good weather, or even a week or more, to finish the job and for the paint to dry properly,” White concludes. “In addition to bringing over 60 years of experience to the industry, Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary also has all the proper equipment for the best exterior painting results, including tarps, ladders, scaffolding, and sprayers.”
Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary is the premier painting/renovating company serving the Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie, Cochrane, and surrounding areas. With more than 60 years of industry experience, Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary offers its clients a full range of professional residential and commercial services, including exterior and interior painting. Platinum Pro Painters also provides a host of other services, such as driveway sealing, pressure washing, graffiti removal, and vinyl and aluminium siding painting. Some of the areas served by Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary include Airdrie, Crossfield, Okotoks, Priddis, Strathmore, High River, Nanton, and Bragg Creek. To learn more about Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary, visit the company’s web site at http://www.PlatinumProPaintersCalgary.com or call toll-free at 1-855-847-2468 (PAINT).