Schoolboy error - weather

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by Idris Draig, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Idris Draig

    Idris Draig New Member

    I screwed up. Right. Got that out of the way.
    The weather looked ok when I started glossing exterior woodframes, but the wind picked up and blew small bits of crud onto the fresh paint ... and then there was a minute of light rain. All just enough to mess things up before I got it covered.
    Won't do that again!!!
    But what's the best way to deal with the imperfections? Wait till the paint us fully cured and then sand back, or something else?
     
  2. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    I can't think of an alternative, I'm afraid.

    You could try scraping off the half-set paint, but what a mess that would make.

    At least the timber is protected :). Leave it until trustworthy decent weather comes along, by which time it should have cured enough for light sanding. And a light sanding is all that should be required.
     
  3. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Use 320 grit wet and dry abrasive paper to flatten the surface off and then repaint.
     
  4. Idris Draig

    Idris Draig New Member

    Surely not any time soon though? I'm guessing at least a week or two to cure properly?
     
  5. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    Solvent-based gloss? Yes, very good chance.
     
  6. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Use it wet with a dash of washing up liquid for lubrication and you will be alright.
     

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