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When is the best time to paint my house in Rapid City?

 When is the best time to paint my house in Rapid City?

With snow on the ground this ques­tion might seem out of place, but is it some­thing you need to start think­ing about?

With South Dako­ta being a land-locked north­ern state, you can expect all four sea­sons to make their appear­ance, but only a cou­ple of those are suit­able for your house to get an out­door facelift.

When is Exte­ri­or Season?

For many painters who work with all sea­sons, exte­ri­or sea­son begins around spring­time. West­ern View Paint­ing starts around mid-April. Occa­sion­al­ly for Rapid City, warmer weath­er doesn’t make an appear­ance until the begin­ning of May. Exte­ri­or projects can then take place through­out the rest of the sum­mer months and usu­al­ly starts to taper off around Octo­ber, but it is very depen­dent on the weath­er, some­times stretch­ing into Novem­ber or stop­ping with a foot of snow in ear­ly Octo­ber. That is when inte­ri­or sea­son starts for your inside projects, but those can also be done year-round as well.

Why Can’t We Paint in the Cold?

Besides our painters freez­ing out­side, win­ter tem­per­a­tures can affect the paint and its appli­ca­tion. As our Rapid City Project Esti­ma­tor and expe­ri­enced painter, Chan­dler says, Low­er tem­per­a­tures increase dry time, affect­ing appli­ca­tion time for mul­ti­ple coats and the risk of freez­ing. With latex based paint it can crys­tal­lize the paint caus­ing it to bub­ble or blush.” He also rec­om­mends that tem­per­a­tures should be above 45 degrees for exte­ri­or paint­ing projects, which includes night­time tem­per­a­tures, to ensure a qual­i­ty paint job with no con­cern for the paint or painters!

When is the best time for ME?

Exte­ri­or paint­ing projects are a big deal, but they don’t need to be stress­ful. Armed with the knowl­edge of when the exte­ri­or sea­son is, you are already a step ahead and can plan when your project might take place. Con­sid­er­ing that exte­ri­or sea­son in South Dako­ta is flex­i­ble with its dates and only lasts a few months out of the year, it’s best to plan ahead and get on your painter’s sched­ule soon­er rather than lat­er. This way you can ensure that your project gets done, that you don’t have to try to squeeze in around oth­er peo­ple want­i­ng their house paint­ed, and you can soak up the sun­shine while it lasts!

Have any ques­tions or inter­est­ed in learn­ing more? Vis­it our Res­i­den­tial Exte­ri­or Page or call us at (605) 5196420!

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When is the best time to paint my house in Rapid City?
When is the best time to paint my house in Rapid City?
When is the best time to paint my house in Rapid City?
When is the best time to paint my house in Rapid City?

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