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Weather Restrictions: Oil & Alkyd Resin Paint

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Category: Finishes     Product: Oil or Alkyd Resin Paint

Temperature Limitations: Use above +10 C (+50 F) and below +32 C (+90 F)

Rain Limitations: No rain for 24 hours

Wind Limitations:  Don't paint in high winds

Humidity Limitations: Less than 80% RH

Continuous Conditions: No weather extremes for 24 hours.


Comments: Oil or Alkyd Resin paints and the surface they are being applied to must be above freezing.  If it is too hot, they do not bond well.  That is why it is recommended that they be applied between +10 and 32 C (+50 & 90 F).  Although they will form a protective skin in about 8 minutes and a good set in a few hours, they will take a week to be fully cured.

Weather limitations on most renovation products can be located on the WEATHER tab above.



Oil or Alkyd Resin paints are solvent based paints. They are not considered ecologically friendly paints as they give off VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) or solvents while drying.

They do provide a hard durable surface but do not have the elasticity that you find with 100% Acrylic paints -- hence they are not appropriate for painting aluminium or vinyl which expand and contract a great deal with the arrival and the departure of direct sunlight.

One of the cardinal rules of painting to avoid lap marks or colour stripes where your painting efforts overlap is to paint wet-on-wet. The technique to accomplish this when working outdoors is not very intuitive as it doesn't match the way we work on large flat surfaces indoors. Click here for details.

Click here for tips on using brushes.

Can I Paint Over Stain. Remember that you can paint solvent based paints over latex, but a special super adherent primer is necessary to paint latex over Oil or Alkyd Resin paint.

You may need to know Which Paint Is It - Latex or Oil?

Here is specific information on sidings: painting Vinyl & Aluminum Siding and Board & Batten Siding.

And you may want to know about how to block pine sap from constantly creeping through your finish.

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