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#1 s3an967

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 11:16 AM

Hey Nerfers I was wondering how to spray paint in the winter because I live in Michigan and it gets pretty cold in the winter (about in the teens) and my step dad said that the paint may freeze and I can't do it down stairs because there would be no ventilation and the fumes would stay down there a while.The reason I'm asking is that I'll be getting a lot of guns for Christmas and some of my detail paint doesn't stick very well to some colors. Just tell me what you do.
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#2 rippen11

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 11:23 AM

Being from Michigan, I can vouch for how cold it can get. Try painting it outside when it isn't very cold, then take it inside to dry. I hope i don't get flamed for that, but I think that if you put it in a garage or someplace where it is halfway warm. It might be smart to wait until March or April rolls around and paint then.
As for the detail paint not sticking, you should roughen up the surface of where you are going to paint with a fine-grit sandpaper. This will allow better adhesion of the paint, because some spraypaints' consistency will not let paint stay on it.
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#3 s3an967

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 11:28 AM

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#4 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 11:52 AM

In the winter I have a few portable heaters going in the garage for a little while.

Once it's hot enough I shut them off and begin painting.

I do keep the garage door closed while I am painting with a painting mask over my face.

I open up the garage door in between coats.

It's a long process but that's how I did it before.
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 11:53 AM

I've had some art projects where I've HAD to spraypaint in the winter. It can be a doozy.

What I did was pull the cars out of the garage, then set up a nice space heater, open the garage door and spray in there, making sure it wasn't a very windy day. Heater keeps you and everything else warm, and the garage door obviously allows for your ventilation...

I'm from Ohio, but the winters get pretty shitty here too.
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 11:56 AM

Thanks Angel and CrazyIvan
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:02 PM

It also doesn't hurt to spray near an open door with fans drawing the heat from inside over the area. I do that when I get around to base coating my Warhammer models and I have had no problems.
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:16 PM

From personal experience when its not freezing or below freezing, cold weather works wonders on drying. At least in the wind.
It cuts down on the time you spend waiting inbetween coats so you can get your ass inside faster.

Not something that hard to grasp, i realize. :rolleyes:

Edited by Norther_of_Heaven, 31 October 2008 - 01:20 PM.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:17 PM

I'll have to try these this winter
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:28 PM

I find that keeping the paint and also the pieces warm helps quite a bit. Here at the shop, I leave the can and object I'm working with on top of the parts washer (which is heated) before and after spraying, and the paint tends to adhere better.
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 06:37 PM

put your spray can in the sink and run hot water untill it covers the can... leave it till the can gets really warm...

Ive never checked the temp but im assuming 85degrees or so... paint outside and take your painted item inside quickly.... I have a small stand o top of my TV... CRT TVs and computer monitors put out great heat to cure paint... its gonna stink but not as long if it cures faster.
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 06:45 PM

Hey Nerfers I was wondering how to spray paint in the winter because I live in Michigan and it gets pretty cold in the winter (about in the teens) and my step dad said that the paint may freeze and I can't do it down stairs because there would be no ventilation and the fumes would stay down there a while.The reason I'm asking is that I'll be getting a lot of guns for Christmas and some of my detail paint doesn't stick very well to some colors. Just tell me what you do.

I have a question related to this too. Where I live it is consistently in the teens all winter (or lower), and I don't have a garage in my house, and my basement has a furnace in it. How should I paint safely/without the paint freezing?

Edited by TheNerfLoki, 31 October 2008 - 06:47 PM.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 06:49 PM

I live in Minnesota and last winter when it was really cold I decided to paint a maverick outside. Nothing bad happens.
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 08:26 PM

Actually, if the paint and the parts are at a decent room temperature, the cold air shouldn't be a bad thing at all, because cold air has less moisture in it. Of course paint will cure much more slowly, or if it gets too cold not at all.

But if you carry everything outside, spray, and then carry everything back inside before any of the stuff (especially paint cans) gets very cold, then it should do fine. Apart from the movement possibly causing some dust to stick to the paint.

Thanks a lot. Now I can sprat paint my guns I will get for christmas :D
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 08:42 PM

You could also try having your garage open and painting, then using a heat gun to speed the process.
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Posted 21 December 2017 - 10:52 AM

So I live in Canada, where it can get as cold as -15F I live in an apartment complex that has no garage and my only workstation is a balcony. I also have a roommate who is highly sensitive to the smell. (Gives them a wicked headache) Any suggestions or should I just suffer until spring?


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 10:21 PM

Any suggestions or should I just suffer until spring?

Suffer till spring, basically.

(Also, this thread is almost ten years old)


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