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Painting on a 40 degree day

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by joel, 3rd Dec, 2015.

  1. joel

    joel Well-Known Member

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    Hey all

    I plan on painting my house this weekend, inside and out. Inside shouldn't be an issue, but it's going to be 39 fricken degrees on Saturday and 41 on Sunday which makes me wonder if I should hold off on painting the brick façade. Does anyone have experience with this - would it be OK if I attack it at sunrise before it's too hot?
     
  2. Tony Fleming

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    I feel your pain I had to do this last summer minus the exterior. The air con controller was left at the real estates office it as just sitting there teasing me. Forty one degree day. I'd tackle the first external coat at dawn then go inside do the first coat and than back outside for the second. That might save you some pain.
     
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    Paint early or late if possible with no direct sun.
     
  4. Bayview

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    Paint the west side in the am.

    Go the beach in the PM and stuff the painting.

    Sunday; repeat.
     
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    So just paint one side of the house twice and go to the beach?
    I like it!
     
  6. Propertunity

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    Here's some painting tips from Mr Bean.
     
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    Yup paint at dawn.
    Don't be tempted to drink and paint. It will not end up pretty.
     
  8. Scott No Mates

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    Avoid painting on hot or windy days. Paint will dry on the brush - the equivalent of a flash set and will be next to useless. Get the first coat on at night then paint the rest when it cools down.
     
  9. joel

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    Maybe it's worth having a go on Friday night instead..
     
  10. joel

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    I've cleaned the bricks, and they'd be dry by now, is there any other preparation required before I slap on some self-priming paint?
     
  11. Paul@PFI

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    Most experienced painters would add a little extra water to the paint prior to mixing so that it doesn't gum on the brush / roller on a hot dry day. I recall (? a while back) that I had to add more than I thought... Same with a paint gun even on a cool day. Have a chat with your local paint store (not the 16 year old!)
     
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    Hire some spotlights and paint through the night? Should be no problem inside.. the neighbours might mind if it reflects off the external walls into their rooms.. They could be fine if you have a chat with them beforehand.

    I've found wearing a t-shirt that has been wet and put in the freezer keeps me cool for ages :cool:
     
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    Could be a furphy but I was always taught to avoid painting in temperatures above 30C especially outdoors as not only for the paint brush @Scott No Mates mentioned, but the fact that the paint will have a dry skin on top but would not be dry underneath which leads to problems down the track.
     
  14. joel

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    Great, that gives me until 8::30AM on Saturday. Would there be any issues painting it tonight after a hot day? There'd be a lot of heat coming off the bricks
     
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    That can happen, especially in catalytic (2 pack) paint. Water based perhaps to a degree. Water based paint will always be 'softer' as unlike catalytic paint, the solvents escaping are much more volatile than water and more is 'lost' from the body of the paint (by design). Water based paints are generally applied on to substrates where water can escape both from the open air side, and sucked into the substrate. Catalytic paint can only go airborne side due to mostly applied on steel.

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  16. Scott No Mates

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    Hose them down a few hours earlier to make them lose the heat but it may give rise to other issues with the paint drying.
     
  17. bob shovel

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    I knew some plasterers that would work through the night, your local nightclub should be able to hook you up with some whizz fizz ;)
     
  18. willair

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    With the bricks,just do a small area first less then a sqm,and see how it sets because it may take several coats to seal of the surface area,in the early morning middle of the day it may go off too quick and bubble off in a few months..imho..
     
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    Better delete that, credibility decreasing quickly!o_O