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Will spray paint set right if used in cold weather? Answered

 I'm painting a bike frame, and I was wondering if the primer and paint would set okay if I'm using the spray paint in 30 degree weather.



Best Answer 8 years ago

It will remain forever "sticky" if sprayed at too low a temp.  You'll have to wait for a warmer day or heat up (safely) your spray room.  I once sprayed a motorcycle frame in freezing weather by converting my apt bedroom into a spray room.  I wrapped the entire room in plastic drop cloth material and sprayed away.

 Ooh, okay. I hate winter... I wish I could warm up the spray room (our garage XD). I would be out there working a lot more if it was warm.

Unfortunately no, room temp 72deg +/-  is what is needed for the paint and primer to "Flash Off" ie. the distillates mixed with the pigment evaporate leaved a dry painted surface