MyJobQuote Logomyjobquote
  • Post a Job
  • Trade Signup
  • Ask a Trade
  • Cost Guides
  • About
  • Login
  • Over 1 million homeowners and over 30,000 tradespeople
    use MyJobQuote nationwide each year

    Post a Job or Sign up as a trade
    Post a Job or Sign up as a trade

    Ask a Tradesman

    How can I protect my house from rain whilst painting?

    Painters & Decorators

    What on Earth would I do if it started raining while I’m painting the exterior of my house? Would there be anything I could do? What about precautionary measures, other than checking the forecast, of course?

    Asked by Robert on 5th Jan 2022
    Share this question

    Best Answer

    KCS Property Services

    "You need to stop painting when it rains or you might be cleaning it up off the windows and the floor either screw a tarpaulin to your facia or gable end and work through the rain but I would advise checking the weather and pain when there’s no rain forecast"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Mjharman painter and decorators

    "If you're hellbent on doing it when it's raining I can only suggest maybe nailing a battery on the wall with a tarpaulin attached"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    JDM Services

    "Quite simply, you can't. If you're painting the walls with water-based masonry paint and it rains, it will wash it off. A waste of time and money and lots of cleaning up.

    Just try and find a day that's forecast to be dry. Also bear in mind that the paint will take longer to dry in cold weather."

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Round Tuit

    "You could be selective about the type of paint you buy, this would reduce the chance of rain spoiling your hard work.

    Rustins Quick Dry Masonry Paint is a quick drying high-performance paint that dries to a smooth matt finish. For interior and exterior use on masonry applications such as walls, cement, stone, tiles and bricks.
    Dry in 30 mins"

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Sep 2017 - report
    Gw Dec's

    "You should buy a weather shield paint which usually is shower resistant, if it rains hard there's not a lot you can do, if you use that paint and if it rains after an hour of you finishing then it will be alright"

    Answered on 26th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Adam Cameron

    "the answer is no pick a good day or no day I say. play it safe"

    Answered on 19th Jan 2022 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Sullivan Maintenance

    "This work is weather dependent so check for a few days of a dry spell in forecast"

    Answered on 12th Jan 2022 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    KonstrucT

    "Hi, I would recommend downloading a weather application on your smartphone.
    For the local weather. When there is at least a 24 hour no raining period, you will then have your window of opportunity to start painting👍
    Make sure to have previously done all your preparations for the areas being painted so that you can apply the paint as soon as possible."

    Answered on 9th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    J roofing services

    "Only check the weather forecast every day. When are you looking at doing it?"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    DLKM Services

    "If any rain is expected all exterior painting works should not be carried out and if in the event if it starts to rain whilst carrying out such works, then works should be postponed till suitable weather comes along. If only there was a tent that can be erected over the house to offer Shelter………if only🤔"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report

    Ask a Trade

    Got a question that only a tradesperson can answer? We have thousands of trades ready to answer any question you may have.

    Ask your Question

    Related questions

    Ready to get a price for your home improvement project?

    get started
    x

    Report Content