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Exterior Fall Painting Tips

Fall can be an excellent time to paint the exterior of your home, however there are a few special precautions that need to be taken.

Most exterior paints and stains should not be applied in temperatures lower than 50° F. However, Hirshfield’s Paint Manufacturing has a complete line of premium 100% acrylic latex paints and primers that have been specially formulated to be used in temperatures as low as 35°F.

Ideally air and surface temperatures should not drop below 35° for 36 hours after application to allow proper drying and film formation.

Following are some other tips to make your fall painting project successful:

• As a general rule of thumb, the best hours of application in the fall are between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

• When possible try to start your painting on the sunny side of the house and follow the sun around (this is just the opposite of painting in the summer).

Lower temperatures mean slower drying and longer curing times. Be sure to allow ample time between coats, generally 24 hours. This is especially critical when using darker colors (more colorant) or when applying a latex paint over an alkyd primer.

Watch those dew points! The dew point is the temperature at which moisture will condense on a surface. Paints, stains, or primers should not be applied unless the surface temperature is at least 5° higher than the dew point. Remember that all surfaces to be stained or painted need to be clean and dry. If dew forms on a painted surface that hasn’t had a chance cure properly, you may experience some water spotting or surfactant leaching problems, especially in darker colors.

Exterior Paints we recommend for Fall

5890 Platinum Exterior Eggshell



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PLATINUM EXTERIOR™ – Ultra Premium 100% Acrylic Exterior Coating with cross-linking technology

Hirshfield’s Platinum Exterior™ has been formulated with the latest innovations available, including crosslinking technology. This technology provides a thick, continuous, flexible paint film that is guaranteed for life. Platinum Exterior™ will form a tough protective film that bridges small gaps and minor imperfections, and fights the harshest of elements.

Features & Benefits
• Self Priming on most bare surfaces
• One Coat offers full protection on previously painted surfaces
• Hides minor surface imperfections and fills small cracks
• Superior Adhesion - won't blister, crack or peel
• Provides surface protection against mold, mildew algae and uv rays.
• Low Temperature Formula - 35º and above
• Lifetime Warranty
• Available in over 1,300 Colors

Commercial • Residential • New Construction


4490 Housecoat II Exterior Low Lustre



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HOUSECOAT II – Premium 100% Acrylic Exterior HousePaint

Hirshfield's Housecoat housepaint features:

Housecoat series paints are formulated with a resin-based additive that gives the paint film hydrphobic properties. Advanced Moisture Shield Resin Technology resists the effects of ddew or light rain on the newly painted surface in half the time of conventional paints.

Hirshfield's Premium Housecoat II uses only the highest quality pigments and resins available to the industry. This paint will withstand the harsh elements of our region and will resist fading, peeling and blistering. Housecoat products are designed for high performance and durability.

Features & Benefits
• Excellent resistance against mold and mildew
• Great for wood, vinyl and aluminum siding and trim
• Low Temperature Formula - 35º and above
• Excellent hide & coverage
• Flat and Satin finishes availalbe
• 25 Year Warranty - Satisfaction guaranteed
• Available in over 1,300 Colors

Commercial • Residential