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Old 09-18-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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I work for a company remodeling and flipping houses and we do a lot of painting. I notice that the paint runs more when its colder in the house and I have to paint thinner coats to keep it from dripping/running. My coworkers like to put the AC on really cold like 65 thereabout. They just dont buy my theory that it would be easier to get the paint to stick to the wall if we raised the temperature. I searched online and most of what I've found sayd 50 - 80 F ... that just doesnt help my argument. What do you guys think?

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It has more to do with humidity than temperature. I have painted inside with temps barely above freezing and I don't remember the paint being much more runny. What paint are you using?

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We usually use "americas finest" its the cheapest you can get at home depot (the invester makes a LOT of bad choices haha)

Like I said I notice the runniness more when the AC is blasting and AC acts as sort of a dehumidifier right? So less humidity makes it more subject to run? Seems like it would be the other way around.
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The higher the humidity and colder the temp the longer drying time will be therefore more of an opportunity to sag and run.Your boss's choice of paint sucks as well.
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That must be some mighty fine paint! Kinda makes me want to run out and buy a house some of these guys flipped.
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We usually use "americas finest" its the cheapest you can get at home depot (the invester makes a LOT of bad choices haha)

Like I said I notice the runniness more when the AC is blasting and AC acts as sort of a dehumidifier right? So less humidity makes it more subject to run? Seems like it would be the other way around.
All bets are off with that paint. Do you have a Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore dealer near you? Their contractor grade stuff will blow that paint away and after a contractor discount shouldn't be much more money.
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I ended up getting a contractor price on Kilz. It works great compared to that crap paint and it only $2 more per 5 gallon than what I was paying. I save so much time working with the kilz and also don't have to second coat as often.

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