It’s a warm sunny day and you have picked up your paintbrush to touch up your favorite outdoor wall. But wait! Maybe it is not the right time as you think! Yes… it is not a suitable time to start your Toronto painting. But why… let us reconsider
The job of painting is not as easy as it seems. As many bear the wrong notion that painting is to be done when the weather is warm and sunny. Instead, people are oblivious of the fact that the humidity and extreme heat are the worst enemies of painting. This is because humidity and heat lead to the expansion of pores present in the surface of any material. As the surface pores are open, it makes way for the paint to infiltrate which eventually worsens the situation by causing bubbles and easy chipping and peel off of the paint as it gradually dries.
Experts have a say on this situation that, “If a surface is too hot to touch, it is too hot to paint!” Therefore, let us keep a few weather and temperature tips in mind in order to end up painting like a pro in Toronto.
- The best suitable temperature for painting outdoors is between the range of 15° to 25° C. The temperature should be constant for at least a day.
- Humidity content has a major role to play in painting outdoors. The humidity level in the atmosphere should range from moderate to low level to get the desired output in Toronto painting.
- Say a definite no to outdoor painting tasks when it is foggy, slightly dew or drizzles. You should also avoid stormy weather as your painting job will be obstructed by insects and dirt.
- The time span between an hour post-sunrise and two hours prior to the setting of the sun is an excellent time to paint outdoors during the day.
PAINTING DIFFERENT MEDIUMS
Tips for painting diverse depending upon the type of medium of painting. Preparing different surfaces for painting requires the utmost care and caution. Here, let us discuss how to prepare a wooden surface and a concrete surface for painting:
The initial step for painting wood is to prepare the surface by thoroughly cleaning it. Once it is cleaned properly, you are required to sand the wood horizontally with sandpaper of grit 60-80. For sanding the wood vertically you will require sandpaper of grit 80-120. Make sure that your sanding was enough by sprinkling a bit of water on the surface of the wood. If the water droplets are soaked up instantly your wood surface is ready to be painted.
First, clean off the concrete surface with a mild acid. With the use of ‘metal-grade’ sandpaper, you should now make the surface rough enough to let the paint stick to the top layer smoothly.
With the aid of these tips, you will have no problem in exploring your creativity and becoming an expert in outdoor Toronto painting.