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Old 10-22-2008, 07:41 PM   #1
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Whats the coldest temp outside that you will apply paint in?
And before anyone asks..we'll say latex.

(I'll start with 37 - 41 degree's) Fresh start prime / Ben Moore top

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Old 10-22-2008, 07:45 PM   #2
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Saw a guy in Dedham a couple of years ago priming something at 28 while it was snowing.

As you know, most alkyds say not below 50. Calif had a linssed oil ext primer ("Universal Primer") that was good down to 40

The oldtimers would add alcohol to lower the usable temp - the hard cores, knowing how little blood was in their alcohol system, would just pee in the paint.

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Old 10-22-2008, 07:48 PM   #3
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I don't usually go below 50 because it it only gets to 50 outside for a hi, then the surface temp usually is not 50. Also the dew here in the Midwest on cold mornings is around till 10 am some times and then gets dark at 4 or 5pm not worth trying to bill out a full day.

We are done outside for the season... see you next year
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but when i pee in the paint it smells like coffee.
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maybe throw a turd in your wallpaper paste too.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:01 PM   #6
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i paint down to 35. one more to go.
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35 outside temp (must be 35 by 10 am)
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Most the good paints say 35 so thats what I go by. But if you look on the back they usually say not below 35 for the next 24 hours, which honestly I dont go by. Charlie
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10 degrees celsius. I thinks thats about 50 for you americans
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40 degrees, surface and air and improving for at least 4 hours. Dew point must be 5 degrees below surface temperature and improving.
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>>>>sh wms Resilience<<<<<
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a cold weather latex paint from ICI a few years ago that said 0 degrees Celcius or 32 F...I try to stay indoors from October-1 on....
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You can get cold weather paint that is good to about freezing, buy about 45-50 is my cut off for being miserable
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I used this for the first time today on a store front. It's a nice paint. Thick, covers good, and dried pretty fast for as cold as it was this morning.

I'll paint outside down to 35. Try to get away from outside painting once the temps start hanging around 50 & below though.
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we had one last garage to paint. It was real cold today, high of 53 low of 39. I had to put halogen lights on it to get it to dry before it got dark (and wet and cold) Got the body painted today between 11 and 3. Trim tomorrow. Thats it thats all for exterior this season.
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Me? I dont paint anything outside below 50 degrees.
I'll have my guys, on the other hand, out there painting as long as its above 35 by late morning.
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If I am starved for work I'll paint down to 35. If not, 50. I am finishing up my last exterior today. Thank God, it's getting pretty cold out there.
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Me? I dont paint anything outside below 50 degrees.

I don't even like to go outside below 50, paint? don't think so.
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Was painting exteriors with Duration last year in late November when snow was flying.

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