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Old 11-28-2014, 02:35 PM
 
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HI -

Does anyone know if it will be ok to do interior painting in the winter? I keep my house at 64 (I live in MN). Should I warm it up, or is that temperature ok for paint to adhere properly? Unfortunately I am not able to do zone heating - if I crank up the room I'm painting I'll have to crank up the whole house.

PS - It's gotten down below 0 outside at night lately!
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Old 11-28-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Does anyone know if it will be ok to do interior painting in the winter?
I keep my house at 64 (I live in MN).
Sure; go for it.

The ventilation (or lack of) is a bigger issue than the temps are.
Less of an isue today with low VOC's but most people do smell it.
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Old 11-28-2014, 03:17 PM
 
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It should say something on the label. For good measure, why not turn the heat up to 70 for a few hours while you paint? It should be dry in an hour or so.
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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FWIW I just painted a bedroom in my house last week and we keep our heat at 64. No issues.
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:34 PM
 
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Thank you, all! For some reason I thought it had to be very warm for paint to adhere properly, but I guess not! And who was it who recommended reading the directions on the paint can? What? Do something sensible? Well, I guess I should.

BTW, it was supposed to be a very light yellow, and it's sure looking cream to me.
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:38 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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BTW, it was supposed to be a very light yellow, and it's sure looking cream to me.
Cream IS a light yellow, just like pink is a light red.
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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HI -

Does anyone know if it will be ok to do interior painting in the winter? I keep my house at 64 (I live in MN). Should I warm it up, or is that temperature ok for paint to adhere properly? Unfortunately I am not able to do zone heating - if I crank up the room I'm painting I'll have to crank up the whole house.

PS - It's gotten down below 0 outside at night lately!
I've done a ton of painting in the winter - just don't open up the windows as the paint will not go on well nor dry in really cold temperatures (we're talking 40 degrees or colder - 64 is fine). For this reason I'd stick to low VOC paint only.
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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If I didn't paint in the winter, I'd never get anything done, because that's when I have time off.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I've painted many, many times in the winter, when the heat is on you can still open a window, never had a problem.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:36 PM
 
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Anything above 50 degrees should be fine.
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