When the temperature rises, you don’t want to leave the confines of your house or work on projects outside of the house. If you are considering painting a fence outside your house, you might want to rethink.
Why Shouldn’t You Paint In Summer?
Painting in extremely hot weather conditions will result in water evaporation which will cause the water to try too quickly. The paint will get thicker which will also make the application very difficult.
When applied on a hot surface, the paint will not get a chance to be fully applicate which will also result in a cracked surface or a blistered exterior.
Experts say that if paint is applied in hot weather, it forces it to dry too quickly, making it impossible for the paint to form a good texture even though there may be nothing wrong with the paint itself.
Painting a fence in hot summer weather will also not be durable. The paint will eventually wear off and start to form a wrinkled surface.
It is not always about the temperature when it comes to painting in the heat. There are other elements such as humidity, precipitation, and the speed of the wind which need to be considered before deciding to paint a fence.
Too Much Humidity Is Harmful
You might already know that you should know use paint right before or after rain. The same concept applies to high humidity as well. High humidity can result in condensation which will cause the paint to streak or fade. It will also be poorly applied which will give it an unappealing look.
Risks and Hazards of painting In Hot Weather
Workers who are exposed to paint jobs during the hot weather may be at risk of certain health issues. Exposure to extreme heat can result in heat stress and illnesses. Painting in hot weather conditions can also cause heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or even heat rashes.
Heat stress affects people of all age groups. However, those who are above the age of 65 are mostly at the highest risk; thus, prevention of heat stress is an important factor to consider while deciding to paint.
Very hot environments can overwhelm the body’s natural coping mechanisms and lead to health hazards or even fatal injuries in some conditions. Therefore, it is essential that you choose a season which can prevent such illnesses such as autumn which is cool and breezy.