Best Practices for Painting Exterior this Spring

March 24, 2023 1 min read

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Whether you're painting wood, masonry or vinyl, when it comes to painting any surfaces on the exterior of your home, it's important to consider a few key factors. One key factor is the outdoor environment. Benjamin Moore officially recommends painting exteriors when temperatures are between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Painting when it is not too cold, too hot, too humid or too wet outside and allowing approximately 1-4 hours of drying time between coats of paint (depending on the finish) helps to ensure that your paint cures and hardens properly leading to a hard-wearing and durable finish.


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Properly preparing exterior surfaces is critical. There are no short-cuts when it comes to a quality paint job. Simply put, the better the surface preparation, the longer your finish will last. Clean, patch, sand and prime wherever possible before applying your top coats. Investing time in quality preparation work pays off in the long run.

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Choosing the right finish for the right surface also aids in long-term paint adhesion and no matter what your project entails, we have the right product for the job. From our Revive for vinyl siding to our Deck stains to our Aura Exterior Semi-Gloss, we have you covered! And, to truly make your exterior paint jobs last, choose a quality product. Painting your exterior can be a big project. You can rest assured that by choosing quality Benjamin Moore paints and stains, your exterior paint job will resist color fading and withstand the test of time so that all of your time, effort and energy was worth it!