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What temperatures can you paint an exterior weatherproofing wood stain on an outdoor building?

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Posted 2013-11-09T01:41:31+0000  by sunny12 sunny12
 

 

Sunny12,

 

The lower limits on most paints and stains, whether oil or latex, is around 50 degress Fahrenheit. The label of your product will clearly state its limits on the back. Be also aware that when temperatures are cool, the relative humidity is also much higher. What this means is that the setting and drying times will be much longer In the cool of the Fall. It is often a good idea to follow the sun around the house, trying to stay in it, the opposite of what is desirable in the heat of the Summer. It is also a good idea to not work too late into the afternoon, giving the stain or paint more setting time before the cool and dew of the night. If heavy dew forms on a poorly  dried  paint or stain, discoloration and sheen variations can occur. Such conditions might be permanent.

 

A good general rule for painting is that when you are comfortable with the weather conditions, the paint has favorable conditions too!

 

Hope this has helped.

Posted 2013-11-09T04:42:37+0000  by ordjen
 
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