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Painting in the Winter?

Post by Johnson23 on December 27th 2008, 8:46 pm

Can I do it? I'm in NY and it's around 30 degrees on average for the winter. It'd be in my garage.
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Post by JMJ Rick on December 28th 2008, 12:41 am

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Yes it can be done. I painted my car one year ago this week. It was in the 30's the whole week. Paint took a little longer to set up between coats, but I just did a coat a day and it was dry enough to wet sand in 24 hours.
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Post by Johnson23 on December 28th 2008, 6:40 pm

Good to hear. Can you walk me through your process and tell me some of the do's and dont's when working in this weather?
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Post by Matt on January 10th 2009, 1:44 pm

You should be able to, you will just have longer dry times to deal with. I painted mine in 70 degree weather so I can't really relate but Rick is a great guy and he should be able to help you out. Let us know how it turns out.

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Post by JMJ Rick on January 19th 2009, 3:01 am

Rick has current internet issues and hasn't been online. Rolling Eyes

I didn't have any unusual issues with the cold, but like Matt said, allow longer dry times between coats. I did one coat per day and sanded after every other coat before applying the next coat.
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