How Does the Desert Climate Impact Exterior Painting

Posted on June 1, 2023

The climate of the city you reside in can impact your exterior painting service in many ways. Here at CertaPro Painters® of Northern Arizona, we understand the local climate and how to best paint multiple styles of homes in our community. From adding a new pop of color to staining your deck, our residential painters have got you covered. Continue reading below for more information on how the desert climate impacts your home’s paint.

How often should you have your house painted?

We have painted a variety of homes in the Northern Arizona community from stucco to aluminum sided. Each of these unique types of exteriors have their own timeline on how long paint usually lasts in our climate. Below are the averages for each style of home.

Stucco: 5-6 years

Painted Brick: 15-20 years

Painted Wood Siding: 3-7 years

Aluminum Siding: 5-6 years

Common Signs of Paint Damage

There are a few typical signs of paint damage in our community including but not limited to: Paint peeling & chipping, color fading, a chalky appearance. Many homes in our community are made of stucco which can also lead to issues like cracking and bulging. If you see any of these issues occur along the exterior of your home, it is time to schedule your next professional painting service.

Tips for Painting in Desert Climates

As the temperatures start to rise in Northern Arizona, there are a few things to keep in mind before starting a painting project.

  • Pay attention to the temperature. The ideal painting temperature is around 70 degrees, so it is best to start projects in the morning.
  • Consider caulking in the evening. This is also a cooler time of day in our area and can allow for the caulk to harden overnight.
  • Make sure everything is sanded properly. Paint dries fast in the arid climate and any bumps below the surface will be noticeable.

Schedule Your Next Exterior Painting Service in Northern Arizona Today

Due to the unique climate, we recommend working with local professionals on your next exterior painting project. You can fill out our online form to receive a free estimate today! View our online portfolio for house painting inspiration.