Will Pollen Ruin My Exterior Paint Job?

Spring is in the air! Can you feel it?

If you’re in the Greater Atlanta region, you can probably SEE it.

While you can’t actually “see” Spring in the air, you can see pollen, a sure sign of Spring.

You know pollen: That wispy, yellow-green coating that inspires kids to write “Wash me!” on cars coated with pollen. (You’ve seen that car driving around, right?)

According to Wikipedia, pollen is “a powdery substance consisting of pollen grains which are male microgametophytes of seed plants, which produce male gametes (sperm cells).”

In other words, pollen is essentially plant sperm. And it coats everything in April and May, making a mess of the outside world all so that trees and plants can reproduce.

So, how does pollen season impact your outside paint job? Let’s explore it.

Springtime is Paint-time

Spring is an ideal time to paint your home, commercial property, or multi-family dwelling. By painting early in the year, you’ll maximize the life of your new paint job and beautify your home or office for the coming summer months.

Good news: a little pollen blowing through the air will not ruin the finish or overall outcome of your gorgeous new paint job.

Pollen will not affect the paint Freeland Painting uses to beautify your exterior. That’s one reason we use water-based acrylic exterior paint: it dries super-fast, so it is essentially immune to falling pollen. Pollen has no negative effect on the color, finish, or durability of your fresh paint job.

We’ll say it again for emphasis: Pollen has no negative effect on the color, finish or durability of your fresh paint job. It won’t shorten the lifespan of your home or business exterior coating or finishes.

Blow It Off

When we say “blow it off” we don’t mean your paint job: We mean the pollen! Pollen is such a fine, light dust that it can easily be blown, wiped, or rinsed away before your paint job begins.

That’s why Freeland Painting pressure washes your commercial building, multi-family dwelling or home before we begin every paint job. As professional painters who do the job right, we careful prepare the surface so that it’s clean and free of debris to assure the paint adheres properly.

To ensure that your fresh coat of paint will continue to shine—even during Atlanta’s notorious pollen season—choose a professional, quality painting company with proven experience.

What Professional Painters Know About Painting During Pollen Season

At Freeland Painting, relationships matter more than the brush or the ladder. That’s why we take extreme measures to properly prepare surfaces before we paint so that your fresh coat of paint gives you long-lasting results. We know that when we give you a high-quality paint job that beautifies your dwelling and lasts for years, you’ll be a satisfied customer.

Freeland Painting’s full-service exterior house painting service areas include Alpharetta, Braselton, Buford, Dacula, Suwanee, Duluth, Johns Creek, Oakwood, Peachtree Corners, Cumming, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, and Metro Atlanta.

Call Freeland Painting today at 678-679-3126 to schedule your interior or exterior paint job for your commercial building, multi-family dwelling, or residential home.

We provide a fresh coat of confidence with every job!