Quick question about protecting unpainted wood during the winter.


Old 11-05-15, 08:34 AM
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Quick question about protecting unpainted wood during the winter.

I posted earlier about mistakenly painting some of my pine fascia and soffit without priming first, but I had another question regarding protecting wood from moisture. Since I have very little time left before winter and it appears the weather will not cooperate, is it feasible to leave the remaining half of my unpainted fascia and soffit bare until spring? I planned on stapling sheets of plastic around the fascia, tucked under my drip edge to shed rain/snow off the exposed wood. I'm just worried about the possibility of warping in the wood from moisture in the air and cold temperatures. Again, my fascia is made from pine 1X6s and soffit is 3/8 sanded pine plywood. Thanks for any help or suggestions.
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Old 11-05-15, 09:15 AM
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I'd at least get some primer on it! The main thing to watch is the temps after you apply the primer/paint. If latex primer/paint freezes before it completely dries it is prone to peel. Oil base primers will have their drying time slowed down while the temps get low but the primer won't freeze.

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