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Old 11-08-2009, 09:33 AM   #1
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Winter painting in NC (Hardiplank)??

I have several days of vacation that I am being forced to take at the end of the year which leaves plenty of time for home improvements.
Ideally I would like to replace my north facing exterior wall's Masonite siding with Hardiplank as it is in bad shape. I have been looking at the installation instructions which states that I must use 100% acrylic paint for this siding and wonder if this is wise to try and tackle in the winter. I have seen a few of the more expensive paints that can be applied down to 35F, but are there any others that are formulated to go lower?

I live in the Raleigh, NC area and will statistically see low temps during the new year around 30-31F and highs near 50F, but of course I could just as easily see temp ranges from 18F or 70F.

If anyone has experience or advise in this area please let me know.



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Old 11-08-2009, 09:54 AM   #2
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This is a very tough time of the year to paint. We just had a whole side of a house leach. That is where that paint has not had sufficent time to dry before hitting the dew point overnight and the tints and whatnot inside the paint and on the surface that hasn't dried yet leech out and run down the surface of the paint. That paint also doen't cure properly in cold temperatures. If it were me, I would wait till spring.


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Old 11-08-2009, 05:39 PM   #3
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Sherwin Williams Resilience is what I would look for.
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:25 PM   #4
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We are having the same issue. All prepped and the winter rains came. We started with Sherwin's resiliance and have stopped and will still wait until spring, here that could be late February. I just don't want to take the chance that we will paint and three days later it rains for 20 days straight.

So we are living in a multicolored house outside as we changed some of the siding and we had primed in the resiliance primer green and the house was brown....Lovely.

I am really please with Sherwin Williams resiliance so far, it went on so nice and thick and that was the primer.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:44 PM   #5
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I have just read the directions and it gives 180-days allowance between the time the primed Hardiplank is installed and the time it is painted. Is really wise to install in Dec and paint in April even though it is well within the retrogradations from the manufacturer?
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:49 PM   #6
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This is a tough time of year as the days get shorter and colder you only have a few good hours of painting outside each day. I would wait till spring. Any exterior jobs now that I give a proposal for I book them for the spring. The only job I would have my guys do outside now are small ones, doors, windows, trim and I use SW Superpaint and have for years for most of our exterior painting, its rated for 35degress or above. We've used it in 40 degree weather and haven't had a problem, but I would still wait till spring. Superpaint is a premium top of the line 100% acrylic paint. Its great and usually recommended for hardiboard.


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