Warning issued for homeowners painting their home during pollen season

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Painting your home during pollen season can lead to a patchy finish, experts claim (Image credit: Getty Images)

If you're planning to paint your home’s exterior, experts are warning that pollen can affect the quality of your paint job. 

Although invisible to the naked eye, pollen can lead to a patchy, flaky finish when painting a house, according to DIY experts at both Ronseal and Toolstation.

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Cara Yates

Cara has years of experience in the retail sector for Toolstation as well as offering expert DIY for homecare and safety tips.

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Jimmy Englezos

Jimmy is responsible for managing all aspects of the Ronseal brand in the homebuilding sector, including ensuring successful product launches and providing key information to DIYers.

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.