How cold is too cold?

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How cold is too cold?

Post by peeeot on December 4th 2010, 1:56 pm

The daily highs lately have been in the lower forties with nightly lows in the low 20s. In a few days it is supposed to get up to the mid 50s with lows around 30.

Is this too cold to roll on paint? I don't mind waiting longer for drying, but I don't want it to fail to level out properly and end up doing extra work as a consequence.
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Post by Lil Neon on January 7th 2011, 5:28 am

I experienced issues trying to roll in 15-20 degree temps today. The paint wouldn't level at all - it made contact with the freezing metal and stuck there exactly how it went on.
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Post by peeeot on January 8th 2011, 1:26 am

Thanks for the heads up. I have avoided painting any day with a forecasted low below 50, which has been every day for the past couple months except one--but I did lay a coat down that day and it turned out beautifully.

I'd rather wait for the weather to cooperate than have to do extra work.
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Post by retired plumber on January 9th 2011, 12:00 am

I have sprayed auto paint outside in 40 degree weather and it was ok, just took a looooong time to dry. I really would not want to do it in any colder weather tho. I only did that one bacause I had to.
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