Low temp paint. Is it any good.

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Old 10-25-16, 03:43 PM
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Low temp paint. Is it any good.

Mainly directed to Marksr, but also to others who know paint.

Our paint distributor (Sherwin-Williams, Dutch-Boy and Pratt and Lambert) has made a note that their exterior paint can now be applied in temperature as low as 35 deg F.

Your opinion please.
 
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Old 10-25-16, 03:54 PM
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I've used it and it seems to do ok. The thing to remember is the temps can't get below 35 for either 24 or 48 hrs [I don't remember what the label says] In east tenn that normally means the day time temps will be in the 50's. Not sure about the other manufactures but SWP has been selling that paint for about 20 yrs.
 
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Old 10-25-16, 04:04 PM
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Thanks Marksr. They(he) made it sound like it's new thing. My boss is trying it out this week. He's painting a fence. Our days have been in the low 60's to the high 30's overnight.
 
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Old 10-25-16, 04:18 PM
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Previously it was wise to quit painting when the temps where 55 and falling [could start at 50 and rising] With the older latex paints there was a chance that colors would frost/flash when the temps dropped. You don't want the temps to hit freezing with any uncured latex paint!
 
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Old 10-25-16, 06:22 PM
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Just because they say it can doesnt mean its the best option.

If your going to go through all the work to paint do you really want to take the risk that the temps might just screww up all that hard work?
 
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Old 10-25-16, 08:37 PM
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If your going to go through all the work to paint do you really want to take the risk that the temps might just screww up all that hard work?
Supposedly he has a deadline to meet. Something about tenants and selling the house or some such thing.
 
 

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