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Offline ShasO Kodel

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Speaking of Winter painting. Winter priming
« on: December 1, 2007, 06:28:47 PM »
Can you spray prime in winter? I've been told that you shuldn't prime when its below ~40 degrees outside. If you prime and allow them to dry inside, will you be alright?

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Re: Speaking of Winter painting. Winter priming
« Reply #1 on: December 1, 2007, 06:41:56 PM »
yes.

The potential problem that you get is that the aeresol will behave funny (like sticking to ice crystals mid-air) but that's nothing more likely than painting on a rainy day (except with water droplets). Just so long as the relative humidity is good, so should you be.

I wonder, though, what heppens if you let it dry outside when it's really cold.

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Re: Speaking of Winter painting. Winter priming
« Reply #2 on: December 1, 2007, 06:50:01 PM »
Prime them outside, then bring them inside, place the box in a bathroom and turn on the dehumidifier/fan/whatever you call that thing.  It sucks out the smell, and you don't need to worry about dry/crackly paint.  I suggest you put down some paper towels under the box, so that you don't mess up whatever it is resting on.  I can't find where I found this, but i have done this in the past and it works pretty well.  Also, try priming as much as you can on days it's warm enough to leave models outside.

EDIT:  Keep the cans inside, not outside.  Shake them inside.  You want to spend as little time outside with the minis and primer as possible.

 


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