Bad Timing

Old 10-24-14, 06:54 PM
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Bad Timing

I live in New England and was just informed that the trim on my house is in poor shape and it is highly likely that the wood may rot and I would have the expense of replacing wood if I don't protect the trim before the winter. I can't have it painted now because it is very moist-we had a few days of downpour.

I am concerned that the weather may not allow a painter to paint the house before the winter. Does it make sense to try to find someone to lightly scrape and throw on a primer to protect the house for the winter?


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Old 10-24-14, 09:10 PM
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Primer exposed to the weather will need to be re-done in the spring, but it would be better than exposed wood. No reason they couldn't get the job done in one day of mild weather unless it's a lot of repair required or multi-story.

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Old 10-25-14, 04:05 AM
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I agree with Gunguy that primer is better than nothing but I've seen painters do quick work on questionable days. It's like putting on a new roof in cold weather. Not good but better than a leaking roof. Send some pics of the worst looking area.
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I'd consider spot priming/painting if the weather doesn't give you enough good days. As noted above, primer alone is still better than raw wood. The temperature of the wood is just as important as air temps! SWP [maybe others too] has a line of exterior latex paints that can be applied down to 35 degrees but it can't get lower than that for 24 hrs after it's applied.

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