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Old 06-17-2012, 07:24 AM   #1
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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?


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Old 06-17-2012, 07:30 AM   #2
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Not a good thing, but just wait and see. Because it was oil, at least the water can't dissolve it.


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Old 06-17-2012, 08:06 AM   #3
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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 siding.......got a heavy September fog and the paint literally SLID off the siding! Not good.
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