Rain hurting primer?

newhomeowner-2009May 20, 2011

We've had almost constant rain for the past few weeks, on and off. This weekend it looks like some sunny weather but possible rain and even showers.

I've got some priming that I have to do at various spots outside for retouching work and also, as I posted previously, prior to window glazing. I'll be using oil and latex-based primers.

If there is rain after I prime will that create a problem (bubbling and so on)? I know the general rule is to not paint if rain is imminent, but I was wondering about primer too. Thanks.

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

Primer is paint,so wait it out.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 6:46AM
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sombreuil_mongrel

The rain won't harm primer after it has dried, but painting damp wood is an adhesion problem. I'd be more concerned that your exterior woodwork is still wet; if you too are in the northeast corridor, we've had several inches of rain over the last two weeks, an things are still drying out, and the dew has been heavy with all the humidity. I'd recommend not painting within 2 hours of sunset so that the paint surface dries before dew-fall.
Casey

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 9:41AM
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