The time it takes to paint an exterior of a house averages from 2 to 4 days, though there are several elements that can influence the duration of the painting process.

Weather is a main concern when it comes to exterior painting, which is why we have to watch on the forecast and are constantly updating painters and homeowners on weather changes.  Most paint cans are labeled on the temperature limits of the paint.  For the best results when staining a fence or deck, apply with the surface temperature between 50 degrees Fahrenheit and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.  Sherwin Williams now offers paint that can be applied with the surface temperature at 35 degrees Fahrenheit which helps lengthen the painting season, they also have paints made to dry quickly and withstand moisture or ran that may quickly after the application.

The application process also has influence on the duration of the painting process.  Most exteriors are painted with a spraying machine.  Using the sprayer allows the painter to apply one good solid coat in the least amount of time.  However, some homes require more than one coat and need application with a brush or roller.  Painting the exterior this way can double the amount of time.

You can paint your home on your own, but by adding an extra painter you can cut the work and time nearly in half.  We here at Aurora Paint Pals are proud to have multiple well experienced crews ranging from 2 to 6 people, that continue to uphold great expectations, so before you begin climbing the ladder, call your local Aurora Paint Pals to get a free quote.

Other things to think about are: “How many coats do I want?” “How much prep is needed on my home?” “How many colors do I want on my home?” The answers to these questions can greatly affect the time it will take to paint the home.


Aurora Paint Pals Team