Painting, decorating and home improvement tips blog
Posted by Adrian
July 15th, 2012
Weather to Paint or Weather to Not!
That is the question here in the UK this summer.
Here in the UK we are having some very wet weather for the season. At Property Decorating this is normally the time of year for our exterior painting work to get into full swing.
Its Raining Again …….
According to the Met office ……
“Met Office confirms wettest June in over a century” ref : http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/archive/2012/wettest-June
Apparently the Met Office figures for this June are showing double the average amount of rain fall thus making this year the wettest “June” since their records began in 1910.
Weather to paint
So if you are considering weather or not to paint your exterior there are some things to bare in mind ;
Is it dry enough to paint the surface of your exterior or is it already too wet?
What is the forecast, will you have enough time to get the job done in time? Most paint companies have details of their products drying times so you can at least estimate the time you will need for drying and second coating.
So there are many factors to think about, with Masonry paint for example could simply be washed away with heavy rain leaving you with poor and patchy coverage, likewise Gloss paint can get pitted with heavy rain and not give you the finish you require.
These are just a few points to think about when thinking about ‘weather’ its wise to paint in this unseasonably wet weather.
Umbrella anyone !!!!