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Article: Some tips and tricks for painting in cold weather

Unpredictable weather can make deadlines hard to meet and keep work schedules in constant change, causing financial uncertainty and making late-season contracts a risky proposition.

Not long ago, all it took was an unexpected cold front to throw a project off track: most exterior latex paints could be applied only at temperatures above 50° F. Painting contractors in the cold or mountainous regions of the West were used to curtailing their exterior painting seasons, turning down late season contracts and waiting until spring was well along before taking the ladders and brushes outside again. In fact, there are some places in the upper Northwest, where chill and damp are almost a year-around problem, making exterior work a very uncertain proposition, except in the warmest summer months.

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Erin Gray

About the Author: Erin Gray

Erin Gray is the Office & Marketing Manager/Finance Assistant for Wolfgang Commercial Painters, one of Vancouver's top commercial and strata painting companies. On a daily basis she could be responsible for doing back end maintenance on the website, organizing marketing campaigns, building videos for the website, paying suppliers and painters, collecting on outstanding invoices, ordering office supplies... just about anything that needs doing to keep the office running smoothly.

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