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MissouriGal13 06-17-2012 08:24 AM

Rain on exterior oil based paint?
It rained on my exterior oil based paint job about an hour after I painted. Will it be ruined?

Brushjockey 06-17-2012 08:30 AM

Not a good thing, but just wait and see. Because it was oil, at least the water can't dissolve it.

Gymschu 06-17-2012 09:06 AM

Like BJ said, give it a few days. If it was a heavy rain, the moisture laying on the paint film usually dulls the gloss of an oil based finish. If it was a brief shower, you may luck out and only get a few "fish eyes" in the finish. I can remember the old days when oil took DAYS to dry..........any kind of moisture could set you back........did some aluminum a heavy September fog and the paint literally SLID off the siding! Not good.

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