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Old 02-08-2009, 08:44 PM   #1
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How long should I wait to prime siding after pressure washing?


I am pressure washing my rough sawn plywood siding. How long should I wait before I start the painting procedures? I want to make sure the wood is dry, so I don't get blistering or bubbling down the road.

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Old 02-08-2009, 09:15 PM   #2
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ah till its dry?


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Yep! that nails it
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It looks and feels dry after a couple of hours. It has some cracking, so I'm worried about moisture issues. I thought it was supposed to take at least a day.
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what paint are you using? Stain I hope?
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what paint are you using? Stain I hope?
I am going to use a SW line paint. I'm not sure just yet. The house has primer plus one coat on some areas and two to three coats of paint in others. The siding has been changed sporadically.
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3 days is the "rule"
However, if it's in real sun for a day it could be just fine
And, cloudy, damp, temp-changing, days it could be more
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only way to know if it is dry enough is to test with a moisture meter. Look for 5%
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We would typicly power wash a house one day and be back as soon as the next morning scraping. If it's too wet to prime you will know right off the bat.

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