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Old 02-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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2nd coat timing


what is the best timing or better said state of the 1st coat of paint on top of which to apply the 2nd? is it better to wait for it to completely dry or should it still be kind of wet a little or somewhere in between? i think timing is not a good measure because it is contingent on the temperature and humidity levels.

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Reading what it says on the can is a real good starting point....
Dry is good. A little wet is not. Does not need to be "cured"- that could be several weeks.
Funny question- why do you ask?

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Generally speaking you do not want to put a second coat on something that is still tacky. You risk pulling the first coat off on to the roller or at the very least screwing up the adhesion between the two layers. At worst, you could prevent the first coat from at least surface drying properly. If it is cool and or humid, you just have to wait it out. As mentioned, the directions on the can are a good reference point.
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because i need to apply a 2nd coat ... LMAO

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Ok- how about telling us something- like what exactly you are using.
And if you are in a hurry- fans help alot.

oh- over 1500 posts- I think this is called..fishing!? lol
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Ok- how about telling us something- like what exactly you are using.
And if you are in a hurry- fans help alot.

oh- over 1500 posts- I think this is called..fishing!? lol
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about four hours to wait to star the second coat.
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C'mon Joe- fishing - you throw a line out, hope someone bites...
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C'mon Joe- fishing - you throw a line out, hope someone bites...

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I live in a fishing resort. I'm reminded all day every day of fishing and boats. I was looking for an alternate meaning, an internet one, like trolling. It's Occam's Razor, the simplest answer is usually the correct one. I guess.
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It depends.........when you do this professionally sometimes you have to stretch the boundaries. Personally, I really like to wait 24 hours. That gives you plenty of time for a proper drying time regardless of humidity, heat/cold, etc. Now, I have had to use artificial means to get that first coat to dry so I could quickly apply a 2nd coat. Using a high-powered fan accomplishes this goal. I can recall no problems doing this even though I don't (professionally) recommend it. I "cheat" a bit on some projects where time is of the essence, or, I'm on a small job 40 miles from home and don't want to have to drive back again the next day to finish.
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I live in a fishing resort. I'm reminded all day every day of fishing and boats. I was looking for an alternate meaning, an internet one, like trolling. It's Occam's Razor, the simplest answer is usually the correct one. I guess.

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Yes, much deeper than my simple explanation. Check it out.
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Yes, much deeper than my simple explanation. Check it out.

Oh, I always check out what I know nothing about
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