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5 Advantages of Exterior Painting in the Fall

September 11th, 2023 | 3 min read

By Kaylea Kuhlman

Light brown, two-story home exterior with fall leaves on grass and pumpkins on front porch.

When it comes to home maintenance, exterior painting is a task that often lingers on the to-do list. However, choosing the right time to paint your home's exterior can make a significant difference in the outcome, longevity, and price of your paint job. 

In addition to the severe damage going another winter season can cause, exterior painting in the fall has advantages. In this article, we'll explore those advantages. By reading this article, you will have a better idea of when you should have the exterior of your home painted. 

At Brush & Roll Painting, we have been painting exteriors since opening in 1996. Over the years, we have picked up industry knowledge and skills that ensure exterior paint is long-lasting. We have also seen what happens when homeowners push their exterior painting projects off one too many years.

Exterior painting is an investment, but postponing your painting project over a season of harsh environmental factors can raise the number of damages quickly.

5 Reasons Exterior Painting is Preferred in the Fall

  1. Mild Weather Conditions

One of the primary reasons to choose fall for your exterior painting project is the mild and consistent weather conditions. 

Fall typically brings cooler temperatures and lower humidity levels, which are ideal for the paint to dry evenly and adhere to the surface effectively. 

Unlike the scorching heat of summer, where paint may dry too quickly and result in a less durable finish, fall's moderate weather ensures a smoother and more durable application.

There is also commonly less rain in the fall than in spring or summer, so the chance of delays is smaller.

2. Extended Paint Durability

Painting your home's exterior in the fall allows the paint to cure properly before the harsh winter weather. This extended curing time ensures that the paint forms a solid protective barrier against moisture, UV rays, and temperature fluctuations. 

A well-cured paint job in the fall can withstand the challenges of winter, reducing the need for touch-ups or repainting in the spring.

3. Availability of Professional Painters

Fall is often considered an off-peak season for exterior painting contractors, as the rush of summer projects subsides. This means you're more likely to find a skilled and experienced painter who can dedicate ample time and attention to your project. 

Hiring a professional during the fall ensures that your paint job is completed efficiently and to the highest quality standards.

 4. Preventative Maintenance

Painting your home's exterior in the fall is not only about improving its appearance but also about protecting it from the elements. By addressing any minor issues like peeling paint or wood rot during the fall, you can prevent more extensive and costly damage in the future. 

Some minor repairs won’t raise the cost of exterior painting too drastically. However, if a harsh winter season hits already damaged siding or wood, the damage will spread. This can bring the cost of repairs from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. 

A fresh coat of paint and detailed prep work acts as a shield, safeguarding your home against moisture, pests, and other environmental threats.

5. Boost Curb Appeal

Fall is a season known for its stunning colors and cozy atmosphere. By refreshing your home's exterior paint during this time, you can enhance its curb appeal and make it stand out in the neighborhood. 

Choosing warm and inviting fall-inspired color schemes can give your home a unique and attractive look that complements the season.

Curb appeal is important this time of year ahead of the winter season when traffic will be hitting neighborhoods looking at Christmas lights and decorations.



While exterior painting is a project that can be undertaken 7-8 months out of the year, there are compelling reasons to consider the fall season as the ideal time for this task. With the risk of waiting another winter season and the advantages of the weather, paint durability, and quick curb appeal, fall is a great time of year to consider crossing the project off of your to-do list.

If you’re ready to ensure long-lasting durability before the winter season, schedule an estimate with Brush and Roll Painting. We have a proven process and use high-quality products to make your paint look flawless for many years.

Next, check out our Guide To Exterior Painting. Beginning this project, you may feel overwhelmed, so get ahead of the game and find out all you need to know and what to expect.

Kaylea Kuhlman

Kaylea is the Brush & Roll Painting Content Manager.