when is it too late to paint exterior house - in the northeast?

june6294September 26, 2011

Is it a general rule that exterior painting should be no later than the end of October?

It's already the end of sept. Should I wait til the spring?

I have a 1880 house with upper 2 floors shingled. Thank you!

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ionized_gw

Just go by the application temperature recommendation on the paint can.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 2:32PM
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mom270

I live in the northeast and have seen lots of painting in the past few weeks. It's still pretty warm here (temps in the 70s), so I think you're good for at least another month. I think the general rule of thumb is not to go below 50 degrees. I personally would not push it beyond late October because you don't want to apply the paint only to see the temperature drop below the recommended temp.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 2:42PM
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Be sure to use a paint that is formulated for lower temps (35F) and quick drying to avoid evening and morning dew. SW Resilience is one example.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 4:05PM
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