What temperature should it be?
March 3, 2010 3:54 AM   Subscribe

Painting the trim on my brick home. . . . .

Need to have the trim of my brick home painted. Live in the Atlanta area - is there an optimum temperature range you should use as a guideline as to when to have your house painted? We have had an unusually cold winter.

A plus if you can recommend a painter in the Gwinnett.
posted by pamspanda to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Don't do any painting unless the weather is at least a consistent 7-10C (45-50F), otherwise you'll risk all manner of problems. Also warmer weather tends go together with longer days and less chance of heavy dew. I'd say plan to do it in April to be safe.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 4:46 AM on March 3, 2010

As bea says, anytime that the weather's over 45F or so should be fine. Modern paints aren't very picky about the weather conditions when their applied.
posted by octothorpe at 6:43 AM on March 3, 2010

Sherwin Williams recommends 50F and above dew point for 48 hours after application of latex. I live in NC and am waiting for spring (April?) to be established before tackling house, deck and porch painting.
posted by pappy at 9:11 AM on March 3, 2010

Oops, should also point out that SW has other paint products that can allow you to paint down to 35F. I suppose the best answer is to determine the kind of paint you'll be using and follow the manufacturer's recommendations.
posted by pappy at 9:15 AM on March 3, 2010

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