Impact of the sun on outdoor painting

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 17, 2022
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Bright sun accelerates the process of dehydration. Not only in humans, but also in wood and painting. Heat and UV radiation affect the coating. Paintwork properly maintained is a must and will extend its life for many years.

Impact of the sun on outdoor painting

Light color and clear coat

Use light colors and clear coat outdoors. Light colors absorb less heat and extend the life. Clear coat protects the paint (color) against UV radiation and the elements.

Wood and moisture

Is the wood around your home not painted or is your paint layer damaged? When wood is left in the sun for a long time, it dries out and will absorb moisture faster. This will cause shrinkage and expansion resulting in wood rot. It is wise to paint bare wood. It is then very important to regularly check your paintwork and, if necessary, update or clean it with a paint cleaner.

Paint at the right time

If you want to paint with warm temperatures, it is best to do this in the evening(s) before the sun goes down. This is not only better for the paint, but also a lot more pleasant. Paint when it’s been dry for a few days so you don’t trap moisture under your coat of paint.

Professional result

When you decide to outsource painting to a professional, it is wise to first compare quotes. On the painting quote page you can make a request to 4 painters in your area. Compare the quotes and you can be sure that you are not paying too much for a professional result! A quote request is 100% free and without obligation.

I'm Joost Nusselder, the founder of Tools Doctor, content marketer, and dad. I love trying out new equipment, and together with my team I've been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with tools & crafting tips.