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How soon can I paint after 2 coats of priming

Posted by nu_homeowner (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 11, 10 at 9:04

I am painting an outside, wood entry way for my front door. I've stripped off all the paint, and now have primed (2 coats of zinser).

Do i need to wait a few days before i apply paint, or can i put a coat on today (18 hours later)?

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RE: How soon can I paint after 2 coats of priming

As long as AIR & SURFACE temps are above 50, you're good to go.
* If it's the 123 Latex Zinsser, 3 hours is usually enough, unless temps are below 50.
* In the fall, the "painting window" is a lot shorter, depending on your location.
* After each coat of paint, make sure there's 3-4 hours dry-time b4 temps go below 50/upper 40's again.
* Dew can form pretty early too, and take a long time to dry off in the morning, so watch the dewpoints as well.


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