Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-25-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 270
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Running out of time to paint


i was told that the outside temperature has to be over 40F to paint. So, i figure i have about four weeks left until it is too cold. Maybe less, it usually gets cold around mid-October. So what all needs to be done before i can paint my countertops? I know the subfloor needs finished, but do the cabinets have to be painted first? Do i need to sand the countertop first? What about the hardwood, does it have to be installed before i can paint?

firsttimeremode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
paper hanger and painter
 
chrisn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hagerstown MD
Posts: 6,796
Rewards Points: 2,098
Default

Running out of time to paint


You painting all that stuff outside?

chrisn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 06:18 PM   #3
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,635
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Running out of time to paint


I am confused too. If it is an indoor kitchen, even in a semi-abandoned yet to be lived in place, won't you have to turn the power on for some heat anyhow? If you can close of the room, it seems to me a SAFE type of space heater is in your future? Drop some plastic in the doorways.

I don't like remembering but I have worked in interiors of homes under renovation with no occupants where the temperature outside was 20 below. Minimal heat was provided not for me, because I was not worthy, but to keep pipes from freezing. It is pretty hard to get the interior of a house, even with crappy insulation, down under 40F with any heat going at all.

You are correct though. Paints and varnishes do not like drying or curing below a certain temp. And whether 40 is the mark is somewhat irrelevant. I would not lay down a nice varnish or poly on a surface at 42 and not expect dust to stick to it while it took forever to dry. Good news is humidity should not be a factor. Cold air just cannot hold much moisture. Getting things to dry when it is 100 degrees and 400 percent humidity does not work either.

Last edited by user1007; 09-25-2012 at 06:26 PM.
user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to user1007 For This Useful Post:
Gymschu (09-25-2012)
Old 09-26-2012, 01:10 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 270
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Running out of time to paint


it will be painted inside, actually, and no heat at all. We have to rely on coats for now, once the house is done and move-in-ready we can have the electric hooked up. (local electric company rules). the subfloor was finished today, so now i just have this bit of painting, repairing the floor of the cabinets, and the hardwood.
firsttimeremode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 03:40 AM   #5
paper hanger and painter
 
chrisn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hagerstown MD
Posts: 6,796
Rewards Points: 2,098
Default

Running out of time to paint


You will need to get it to at least 50 for proper painting, I would think.
chrisn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 03:55 AM   #6
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,635
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Running out of time to paint


Can't you bring in fuel burning heater and a watchful eye on it while you work?
user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 08:12 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 270
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Running out of time to paint


Could. Dont have one, all i have is two space heaters that plug in, and they arent doing much good. Oh well maybe i can get the cabinets repaired tonight, and then i can paint tomorrow or the next day. Hopefully. Im hoping the cabinets dont prove difficult to repair.
firsttimeremode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 08:16 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 270
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Running out of time to paint


BTW this is in East Texas so there is no moisture. At All. Most of the year its 100 degrees outside and no moisture, no breeze, no humidity, no nothing. Just heat. Unless it happens to rain, which it doesnt do very often.
firsttimeremode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 09:51 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: outside ocala fl
Posts: 3,624
Rewards Points: 2,284
Default

Running out of time to paint


I think your question about temp. has been answered and yes i would paint the cabinets before I installed the floor. I am not sure what kind of counter top you are sanding and painting but do every thing you can before hardwood floors. why take a chance on spills, splatter, or dropping something that would damage the floor.
ToolSeeker is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 11:11 AM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 270
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Running out of time to paint


yeah. they are laminate countertops, which suck in every way except shape, which i love and i havent seen on any of the stone countertops. So, i got some Giani granite countertop refinishing paint, and that will make it resemble granite instead, and im painting the cabinets chocolate with silver handles. the dark wood floor will tie it all together.
firsttimeremode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 08:24 AM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: outside ocala fl
Posts: 3,624
Rewards Points: 2,284
Default

Running out of time to paint


I have never used that product please let us know how it worked for you, Good Luck.

ToolSeeker is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Plaster ceiling with peeling paint annaem Painting 14 01-19-2012 12:10 PM
Ready to paint the porch! Oil or latex? Leah Frances Painting 8 07-26-2011 07:29 PM
Sherwin-Williams Paint: Drying Time For Taping Twister Painting 10 07-16-2011 09:55 AM
So many questions where to start?!?!(NEWBIE) painter84 Painting 5 09-15-2008 12:50 PM
Flashing NoExperience Painting 13 09-04-2008 05:56 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.