Exterior Painting in October in New England


Old 10-03-00, 11:41 PM
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I am looking for any guidelines to exterior painting (of home residence)in October in Connecticut. How to deal with shortening days, cool temperatures, and possible rain. I am still trying to squeeze in a badly needed paint job before the end of month, and any advice much appreciated. All set to go, and cold rain predicted for this weekend.
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Old 10-04-00, 08:08 AM
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I know that the temperature guideline for exterior paint is 10 deg. C or 50 deg. F which means you're not supposed to paint if the the night time temperatures fall below this temperature.

However, I've been told that painting contractors will use special paints that can still be put on even at these temperatures and lower. I'd talk to one of the larger paint stores in your town to get more info.
Old 10-05-00, 06:02 AM
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Nestor is correct. You need the special low-temperature paint. Go to a real paint store. The cost difference is slight, but there's a huge difference in quality.
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