When To – Or Not To Paint: A Question Of Weather


The extremities of the Canadian climate can make it difficult to choose the most optimal time to paint. Whether you are looking to freshen up the exterior of your building or switch the look and feel of your interior, it is integral that you consider the time of year that works best to get the job done right. When choosing the best time for industrial painting in Toronto, it is important to consider temperature, humidity, and precipitation.


Temperature is very important to consider when investing in industrial painting in Toronto. Painting when temperatures are too cold will cause the paint not to generate a good film resulting in cracked or stained paint that won’t stand the test of time. On the other hand, if you paint when the temperatures are too hot, your paint may dry before you have a chance to properly apply it. This results in streaks, cracks, and a shorter lifetime for your paint.

If you are planning to use your own paint products, it is crucial that you read the paint labels. Industrial paint coatings contain different chemicals that can be affected by temperature. The manufacturer’s label will give you a temperature range that will be best for that specific paint. Make sure that you purchase a paint that falls within the temperatures of that time of year, or plan the best time based on the paint you choose.


Humidity plays a role in drying times for both interior and exterior industrial paint coatings. The more moisture that exists in the air, the longer the drying times will be between coats. Humidity can also add unwanted moisture to the paint product which can affect the overall quality of the job when it is finished. It is best to aim for a day where the humidity is between 40-70% to ensure your paint will dry at the optimal time and quality.


The variety of precipitation that we face in the Canadian climate can make it difficult to choose the best time to paint. In the spring, you run the risk of frequent showers and in the winter you will experience consistent snowfall. Make sure that you look at the weather forecast to plan your industrial paint coating for a day where there is no expected precipitation. This will help you to avoid having to do the job twice, adding costs for both materials and time. The best time to paint falls between late June to early September to avoid the unwanted precipitation and more consistent temperatures.

Working with experienced industrial painters in Toronto is the best way to make sure the job is done right. Industrial Painting has over 30 years of experience and brings a vast amount of knowledge and expertise to every job. We have a strong understanding of the products we use and what temperatures and climate will ensure your industrial paint coatings will last. Visit Industrial Paintaing today to discover how our team can provide the best industrial painting in Toronto for your next project.

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