Dryness Of Cedar Clapboards Prior To Painting ?


Old 07-21-07, 05:07 AM
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Dryness Of Cedar Clapboards Prior To Painting ?


How "critical" is it for the Cedar clapboards to be absolutely dry prior to putting on new Latex paint (oil primer is already on) ?

If they are a "bit" damp due to a recent rainfall, is that O.K., or must they really be 100 % dry first ?

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A bit damp is not a problem, after all latex acrylic paint is in a water vehicle.
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Dampness shouldn't pose a problem in fact there are occasions when painting stucco in high heat that you would mist the surface with water to slow done the drying.

The biggest problem you might encounter is if a pocket of water is trapped behind your siding laps and exposes itself either into the wet paint [not a big deal] or gets trapped behind the dry paint which could cause it to blister

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