Although this website is http://www.decotouchpaints.com I feel perceive compelled to warn against painting the house or other building in the fall. According to my opinion, house painting should not be done between October to February. You might think, in these months the weather is great for exterior work. It is not hot and humid. Although it is good for the painter, it is not good for the paint. Homes may get painted in this season, and it is not good.
In my successful painting business, I would not prefer any outside painting job in the season between October to February. Many of my customers did not like this and hired another painter. As the time been passed my customer soon found out that I was prudent in my decision not to paint outside after October.
Within 1-2 years, buildings painted in the fall started to show signs of failure of the paint. There was flaking, cracking and peeling, and the building needed repair or repainting within some time. There is a big scientific reason behind the paint failure, and the reason is, bonding and drying of paint. In this process, two things happen, one is the latex dries up as the paint dries, and the other is the chemical reaction within the paint. Both of these things happen in a warm environment. Paint consultants will warn you not to paint the home when the temperature is below 50 degrees. The chemical reaction is necessary for the fresh paint for proper adherence of the paint. But when the temperature is low this cannot occur, thus the paint does not adhere to the surface and does not peel off within a 1 or 2 year.
There are many reasons not to paint outside. Some types of windows need putty. It takes a long time to dry, especially when a large amount of putty has been used. It also needs warmer temperature to dry properly; otherwise it will crack or removed. For a good work, you will need to use a plenty of latex caulk. Caulk requires warm temperature to dry. Primers also need some warmth to dry. But on the other side, fall is a perfect time for inside painting.