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Old 10-22-2011, 10:48 AM   #1
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How cold can it be - polyurethane


Got some Minwax polyshades. Boss wants a door polyed and installed by Tuesday but I have to work outside.
It's about 50*F now and given my schedule getting two coats on by Monday PM gonna be close. Can I start now? Can doesn't give any temp range.

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I think you'll be okay John, though fifty degrees is about the low end for stain. I would at least try to set yourself up in the sun, and remember that drying times are dependent upon temp, so give a little extra time between coats. Maybe a splash of Jap drier would be helpful. I would also try to get it inside somewhere as soon as it's dry enough to handle, and not let it sit out overnight. The drop in temps and possibility of dew may give you problems.

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I think you'll be okay John, though fifty degrees is about the low end for stain. I would at least try to set yourself up in the sun, and remember that drying times are dependent upon temp, so give a little extra time between coats. Maybe a splash of Jap drier would be helpful. I would also try to get it inside somewhere as soon as it's dry enough to handle, and not let it sit out overnight. The drop in temps and possibility of dew may give you problems.
Hi Joe, thanks for the comeback. That's a relief as I went ahead with it. Temp was about 58 at the time and it got near seventy with 3 mph wind and 30% humidity so I got pretty lucky. Hope it holds as I gotta do the other side tommorrow.
Had to smile when you mentioned adding Jap drier, he**, I'm lucky to get a new Wal-Mart foam brush out of 'em
Since I'm working alone tommorrow, I'm bringing my HVLP in to do the other side.
I work Friday through Monday and when I came in yesterday was first I heard of this. They told me it was ready to finish...... It took two more hours this morning with my ROS to get it there.
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