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 10-18-2011, 09:52 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 35
Share |
Default

Zinsser 123 Water Based Primer - Dry Time


I have a project I am doing outside with the 123 Water Based Bulls Eye Primer. We have been having rain off and on and I am trying to get parts of the job completed between the bouts of rain.

On the label it says it takes 7 days to fully cure, does that mean I need to wait that long before it gets rained on?

Please tell me how long after it is applied before rain can come on it. I plan to paint it with latex after it has cured but can't get both done before rain will come again.

Thanks,

Randal

sharingsunshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2011, 10:23 AM   #2
Member
 
iminaquagmire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 370
Default

Zinsser 123 Water Based Primer - Dry Time


The 7 days is the final cure time. You can put your topcoats on after 1 hour as long as it it dry. The topcoats should be exterior rated and dry for the specified time if they are exposed to rain.

iminaquagmire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2011, 10:55 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 35
Default

Zinsser 123 Water Based Primer - Dry Time


Thanks for getting back to me. I understand the topcoat has to be exterior rated and dry the allotted time.

However, I need to know the primer requirements if I can't get to the topcoat due to other obligations. I don't want to put down the primer and lose my efforts when the rain comes a few hours later.

So if I could get a range of time the primer has to dry that would help me to plan accordingly between the rain showers.
sharingsunshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2011, 11:17 AM   #4
Rubbin walls since'79
 
Brushjockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mn
Posts: 2,518
Default

Zinsser 123 Water Based Primer - Dry Time


In typical ( warm, dry not to heavy application) situations 123 drys to be ready to recoat or get rained on in an hour.
Best to have the rain hold off a little while longer- but the stuff does dry fast. adjust times for humidity/coolness etc.
Top coats are usually at least 4 hrs to be rain safe.
__________________
"It's better to come here with questions before you screw up than to come here after and ask how to fix them."- JS
Brushjockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2011, 11:33 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 35
Default

Zinsser 123 Water Based Primer - Dry Time


Thanks, that is exactly what I needed to know.
sharingsunshine is offline   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
Sump pump pit water level --- problem de12 Plumbing 49 02-27-2011 01:42 PM
installed new hot water tank and now we only get hot water if 2 sinks on at same time Terryh Plumbing 5 07-26-2010 03:54 PM
water borehole question joeuser General DIY Discussions 2 04-18-2010 10:33 PM
How Do I Properly Shock Chlorinate a Water Softner classicflytyer Plumbing 5 07-14-2009 12:15 AM
Low Hot Water Pressure btennant Plumbing 4 12-09-2008 09:31 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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