Is It Safe to Paint Your Exterior During Pollen Season?
Spring season is the time for general home maintenance, including exterior painting. Spring also happens to be the pollen season, which is a concern for many homeowners because it might mess up tasks, such as exterior painting.
Challenges of the Season
Trees, grasses and weeds release their pollen during the spring season. Areas with dense flora tend to have high pollen count during this time. Pine trees, in particular, release such a high pollen count that they can be seen in the air, floating like sheets. People who suffer from pollen allergies find themselves unable to perform simple outdoor tasks during this time without wearing dust masks and getting it all over their clothes and hair.
Homeowners who plan on giving their home a spring makeover are concerned whether it’s a good idea to perform siding painting during pollen season. Pollen could stick to wet paint and ruin the paint job. Some choose to wait until late in the season, foregoing the more comfortable temperatures of early spring. Others choose to have their siding replaced with low-maintenance options like vinyl or fiber cement, even if their existing siding isn’t due for replacement yet.
Exterior Painting During Pollen Season
The good news is that painting professionals like us take every precaution to make sure that clients’ exteriors are not affected by high pollen count. We first clean the work surfaces thoroughly. Depending on the outer material, we may use a power washer or manually scrape old paint.
Acrylic is the best type of paint for this application because it dries quickly and evenly. Acrylic paint is applied as soon as after the surface is dusted, which ensures that only a negligible amount of pollen will get stuck as the paint dries. Once completed, you will barely notice them on the painted surface. Additional measures will also be applied depending on conditions like exterior material or pollen count in the area.
Complete Custom Painting is your leading provider of interior and exterior painting services, including ceiling painting. Give us a call at (651) 336-0561, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.