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O/T Painting outdoors....in Feb/March.....drying?

i have to repaint some stuff on the house before closing.....is it possible to paint when its in the 30's and 40's outside? do i meed to wait for warmer weather (which i really cant do) or will the paint dry OK.

i really dont want to stand there and blow dry the paint....
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Re: O/T Painting outdoors....in Feb/March.....drying?

It is possible, takes a little longer to dry and I wouldn't recommend painting when it's below freezing out. Use a good brush though since the paint will be thicker than normal and a cheap brush is more likely to leave streaks. Also if you can paint on the sunny side of the house that'll help things out.
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Re: O/T Painting outdoors....in Feb/March.....drying?

I thought you were buying this house??? Sounds like the seller's problem to me!!
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Re: O/T Painting outdoors....in Feb/March.....dryi

yea but the contract is set up so i have to do FHA stuff....i agreed to this because theres not much stuff that needs be done, i got the house cheap as dirt, and the guys already freaking out over anything cause of his divorce.....so i agreed to be the one to do FHA stuff......

and he's leaving a car behind...so i cant complain too much
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Re: O/T Painting outdoors....in Feb/March.....dryi

Best thing to do is buy the paint from a paint store and ask their advice. Don't go to a Big Box - they don't know [img]images/graemlins/bs.gif[/img]
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Re: O/T Painting outdoors....in Feb/March.....dryi

If you go to Sherwin-Williams or Duron (they are the same company now) they can put an anti-freeze in it, it doesn't work very well though. It is recomended NOT to paint at below 50*. It will go on fine, but, in about a year or so, it will chalk up and look like crap (even semi-gloss). It is best to wait.

If you have to get the FHA stuff done before closing, talk to the FHA rep (or have your real estate person do it) and tell them that you WILL do the work (you may have to promise in writing) but that you want to wait till the weather is more suitable for painting.
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Re: O/T Painting outdoors....in Feb/March.....dryi

Sher-Will has a cold weather formula exterior material that's good to 50* providing the humidity is not to high. I paint all year and you just have to go by what works. Don't try to pile it on if you're spraying. Keep a 9" rooler with a 1/2" nap handy for runs and curtains and for back rolling paint into checked wood. Use a roller stick with the roller. If you get runs pick them up with the roller. Just keeping checking your back 'til you get a system that works. Let it dry and check it over for holidays and hit 'em again.
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