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How do temperature and weather affect your paint

hey what's up guys welcome back is

currently minus 45 degrees Celsius out

here with the windchill so for those of

you who haven't updated the Celsius yet

crosses over with Fahrenheit at minus 40

so that's gonna make you like - 47

Fahrenheit or for your sciency nerds 228

degrees Kelvin so it seemed like a good

time to talk about how the temperature

affects your paint jobs

all right so where were we it was paint

and temperature and weather right so as

always it kind of depends it depends on

what kind of paint you're using

everything but generally speaking the

idea is you paint something you need the

paint to dry for it to dry you need the

solvents to evaporate and that can't

happen if it's too cold so rule number

one you can't paint when it's too cold

I would not be painting in my garage

right now it simply wouldn't work my

paint would never dry now that being

said if it's too hot and you've got a

paint that cares faster under heat which

a lot of them do you can't really spray

in those conditions either you kind of

need a reasonable you know room

temperature or somewhat slightly above

somewhere in that you know a reasonable

range around the room temperature

because if you spray and it's too hot

and it starts to drive you fast and it's

not committed here properly it's not

gonna flow up properly you're gonna end

up with crazy orange peel and generally

that's not a good situation either

obviously now those are the only factors

for example if you're spraying with

lacquer you've got more worries you

can't paint in direct sunlight you're

gonna have a bad time you also can't

paint when it's too humid out otherwise

lacquer tends to do what's called

blushing which is when you get like a

white milky that looks like a layer

underneath it's moisture trapped

underneath your layer of lacquer from

humidity and it really it's it's a

little bit on the challenging side to

get rid of so you don't want to be in

that situation either with those things

in mind as I said a lot of paints cure

or dry faster with heat now that doesn't

mean that you should apply them in a

place that's really hot but if you can

store them somewhere that's relatively

warm or hot even then that's a good

thing don't be trying to cure stuff in

your oven please don't do that

okay just don't and don't think that you

can do a lacquer paint job and put your

item right next to a heat lamp I mean

you can but I had a guy try that and

then he lit his guitar on fire so it

just maybe don't do that either ideally

you want to be painting indoors in our

you know temperature controlled

environment that isn't too humid but if

you can't do that then you want to be

painting outside in the shade on a warm

day that isn't do humid that's basically

all there is to it

obviously if you're working in a show up

like I am the

temperature well like I generally do the

temperature isn't really an issue it's a

heated shop it's not too humid it's not

really a problem but for example now

that I'm doing more stuff at home if I'm

trying to do it in the garage I really

have to take this into consideration I

have two small heating units in my

garage right now just like Little Shop

heaters there's no way they're gonna

warm it up enough today for me to be

able to actually do anything useful and

not have to worry about my paint simply

never drying all right guys that's about

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