1. Hot, sunny days are the obvious time to do exterior repairs and painting, although painting in strong, direct sunlight and high temperatures isn’t necessarily a good idea – it can affect the finish.
If your home’s exterior walls are painted, a fresh coat or two will protect them ready for winter, and smarten them up.
As always, do any prep first, such as filling cracks and scraping off loose and flaking paint.
2. If you have a wooden front door and the paintwork’s tatty, you’ll need to fill, sand and recoat it. Paint on exterior doors has a tendency to crack and flake with movement, which can expose the wood to the elements.