Paint Before Cold

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If you’re looking for an excuse not to paint, then the weather might just provide it. It’s common sense that you shouldn’t paint outside in the rain, but did you know that if the temperature is too high or low it can cause the paint not to bind together properly, which can lead to cracking and peeling.

The maximum and minimum recommended temperatures for exterior paint varies depending on the specific brand and whether you use oil or latex. But a general rule of thumb is that oil-based paint can be applied when the temperatures are between 40° and 90° F and latex between 50° and 85° F.

The best drying will occur when the relative humidity is between 40% and 70%.

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