What Is the Best Weather for Staining My Home? | Exterior Painting Advice

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What Is the Best Weather for Staining My Home? | Exterior Painting Advice

“If the temperature is in the upper 50’s and it is supposed to rain that night, is it ok to stain your house that morning?”

You can never fight Mother Nature when it comes to exterior painting. With 50 degree temperature, it will take the stain three to five hours to set up well enough to endure rain. My theory is this: If it does not get above 60 during the day, and gets below 50 at night, I do not paint outside. The paint won’t cure properly, thus shortening the lifespan of your paint job.

My recommendation is to allow the weather to warm up before applying the stain. If the stain is not set up properly and it rains, it will streak your siding and you will never get the streaking out without a lot of extra work and headaches.

Waiting a bit for warmer weather is the best way to ensure a good stain job. It can be a bit inconvenient at times, but waiting for higher temperatures before you stain is the best idea.