Painting Contractor – Wilsonville, OR
As a painting contractor in Wilsonville, we’re often asked the question – “What temperature is best to paint?” We have a few suggestions for the do-it-yourselfer’s.
The ideal weather for painting varies depending on the product you’re using. Ideally, anywhere between 50 and 80 degrees (F). For instance, oil based products are less sensitive to temperature extremes and changes during application than are latex/acrylic coatings, but each coating may still be adversely affected by temperature extremes. As a painting contractor in Wilsonville, Oregon we encounter many different weather patterns. Spring, summer and fall are ideally the best seasons for exterior painting projects. Interior painting can be done at any time throughout the year.
Painting Contractor – Wilsonville, OR – Temperatures
Basically there are four temperatures you need to be concerned with during the application and “curing” of your product.
The first is air temp, as described above – 50 – 80 degrees (F).
The second is the product temperature. If the paint has been stored in an un-heated garage or vehicle overnight in October, the product temperature may be several degrees below what is considered “ideal” for application even though the air temperature is in the 50-80 degree range.
The third temperature to consider is the surface temp. In the summer months a metal surface may be several degrees over what is considered ideal, even though the air temperature is within the 50-80 degree range. The same is true for a metal building in the winter months. Metal’s surface is never true to the air temperature.
The fourth temperature is the air and surface temp during the dry time of the applied paint. Let’s say you paint an exterior surface in October or November. The air temp during the day may be within range, but you finish painting later in the day and before the paint has had sufficient drying time – the air temp plummets, as does the surface temp.
Painting Contractor – Wilsonville, OR – Hiring a professional
Tackling a big paint project on your own can sometimes be overwhelming! Your time is valuable!! Hiring a licensed painting contractor in Wilsonville might be the solution. But finding the right one is an important decision that requires careful consideration.
The best way to find a good painting contractor in Wilsonville is to get referrals from friends, neighbors and relatives who have had good experience with a painting contractor in Wilsonville or other areas. You can also get referrals from your local paint store.
You should also get a few estimates and make sure they are all within the same price range. If estimates differ widely from one to another, ask what is not being done or where corners are being cut.
Interview each painting contractor. Here are a few questions you should ask:
- How long have you been in business?
- Do you have the proper/required licenses?
- Do you subcontractor your work or perform it yourself?
- Can you provide references?
- Do you offer a written guarantee of your work?
- What products do you use?
Painting Contractor – Wilsonville, OR – Behavior and Professionalism
It’s a good idea to make sure the painting contractor has a clear understanding of your project needs. Pay attention to their behavior.
- Does the painting contractor project a sense of professionalism and experience?
- Is the painting contractor courteous and business-like?
- Is the painting contractor busy? Good ones usually are!!
- Does the painting contractor return your phone calls within a reasonable amount of time?
- Is the painting contractor on time for appointments?
Painting Contractor – Wilsonville, OR – Local Areas We Serve
Oregon: Beaverton, Bend, Canby, Central Oregon, Clackamas, Dayton, Dundee, Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Hood River, Keizer, Lake Oswego, McMinnville, Newberg, Oregon City, Portland, Sherwood, St. Paul, Tigard, Troutdale, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville, Woodburn and more.
Washington: Bellingham, Bremerton, Camas, Centralia, Chehalis, Edmonds, Everett, Federal Way, Fife, Kalama, Kelso, Kent, Kirkland, Long Beach, Olympia, Pasco, Port Townsend, Ridgefield, Seattle, Vancouver, Woodland and more.
Champion Property Improvement is a preferred residential and commercial painting contractor in Wilsonville. Call us today for a free consultation at 503-969-6613. We’d love to earn your business!