1. Avoid painting in direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day. Track the movement of the sun around your house and plan your painting schedule to follow that path. If you try to paint when it is hot and you are in direct sun, you will find that the paint dries on the paintbrush and you will have almost no opportunity to work the wet end.
2. Use a paint conditioner. This will prevent the paint from drying too quickly, giving you more options. Paint conditioners are available through your local hardware store.
3. If you have no choice but to paint in direct sunlight, use an airless paint sprayer.
4. Make sure your surfaces are well-prepped. High heat can cause surfaces to flex and warp. Especially keep an eye on the bottom three feet, since morning dew can collect there. Early morning is the best time to check for cracks and caulking.
5. Working out in the sun isn’t just hard on the paint; it is hard on your body too! Take frequent breaks, stay well-hydrated and reapply sun screen on a regular basis.
6. Store your paint and supplies in a cooler area out of direct sunlight to avoid creating a fire hazard.
7. Choose paint from well-known and reputable brands. The higher-quality paint will result in a much better appearance.
For the best results, contact a professional painting team. Gavin O’Sullivan, owner of O’Sullivan Perth Painters, will be happy to talk to you about your summer painting project. Call him with any questions!