Oil paint question

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Old 06-13-09, 02:16 PM
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Oil paint question

I want to know what the highest humidity could be and still be able to paint a final coat of oil base paint on a outdoor chair? I've been waiting for the humidity to drop and it just hasn't for more than a week!
 
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Old 06-13-09, 05:47 PM
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I wouldn't be overly concerned since the wood is already sealed.
I used to paint in fla and I don't think the humidity there hardly ever gets below 90%
 
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If you've already put on a primer, and or a coat of the oil, realistically, the only thing the humidity will do to your final coat is make it dry slower. If it gets sticky during application, add a bit of penetrol or another paint additive (your local paint store can help you determine which to use) to help. penetrol will also add dry time, but helps with application.
 
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Use a "drier"...

At your paint store, look for a qt. of "Japan-drier".

This solvent greatly speeds-up the drying of many oils!
(Dont' even ask about the VOC-level of this stuff... !!)

You'll still needs DAYS of curing-time b4 I'd dare sit on them!

Faron
 
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If you use japan drier - be sure to follow directions!!!

Too much drier will cause the finish paint to lose it's sheen..... and in case anyone is wondering - it's for oil base coatings only, can't be used with latex paint.
 
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Old 06-25-09, 04:28 AM
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If you haven't bought your paint already, choose Ben Moore Metal and Wood oil base paint, it is simply the best paint on the market for your application......no driers needed......

Bill
 
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