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Old 07-17-05, 06:56 AM
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Time after primer

Any comments on the maximum amount of time that should pass before top-coating exterior latex over a primer (oil-based)? The primer is Zinsser Cover-Stain primer/sealant and the label says nothing about this.
 
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Old 07-17-05, 08:20 PM
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It's an extremely fast drying primer
Wait...you want to know the maximum amount of time?
Like a week or something?
Usually that's not an issue, usually it's the other way around
 
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Old 07-18-05, 06:13 AM
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Until its completely dry, which would depend on your local temp and humidity. If its been a week of sun, you are good to go.
 
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As long as the primer is throughly dried you can top coat with latex. It is better to let dry a little longer than needed than to top coat too early. Since primer is formulated to seal and bond it is never a good idea to let it go for extended period with out a finish coat over it. Primer may hold up in the weather for a few months but sooner or later it will deteriate to the point that it will need repriming.
 
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Like a week or something?


A week?! Hope not, just used the same stuff yesterday and painted over it the same day. High 90's here. Almost too hot to paint for someone not used to it. Used some of the sam estuff today tinted towars the finish color. Looked like primer in the bucket was trying to skin over while I primed part of one shutter. Hehe, maybe I need to kick it up a notch! With heat index in th elow 100's, not much kicking here.
 
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Originally Posted by boman
Like a week or something?
A week?! Hope not, just used the same stuff yesterday and painted over it the same day.
Ha ha...the poster said maximum time
Which is why it threw me
Usually people want to know the minimum time
 
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