We usually paint exteriors up into November with products such as low temperature paint, with these products an exterior can be painted when the temperatures go to down to 35° F. Don't wait until the end of October to call!
We have an account at all the major paint stores in Tri-Cities area. We use Sherwin Williams mostly but Columbia Paints also carries good products. When we get referrals from the paint store we will use their products unless we need a specialty product for a specific application.
Preparation is based on many variables. The longer you wait the more preparation there is to do. Surfaces must be pressure washed clean for painting. Also, surfaces with damage issues will be dealt with according to the surface. Sandblasting could be a solution. After all surfaces that are not to be painted are masked, the priming is done, followed by the application of the final coats.
It depends on the coating. You will need to open the container and observe the coating. After gradually bringing frozen paint up to room temperature (70 degrees) open the can and stir it. If the paint looks like a fresh, never been-frozen can of the same product, it should be safe to use. If any lumps, thickening or solid pieces that can’t be broken are present the paint can’t be used. Of course, the best prevention from freezing is to keep in a place where it is above freezing.
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