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flamis

09:55AM | 01/05/04
Member Since: 01/04/04
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I was about to paint a room in my house when I was told I should wait because it was raining. can you paint an interior wall with latex paint when it's raining outside?

Tom71

10:55AM | 01/05/04
Member Since: 12/29/03
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you could, but it is unadvisable to do so while it is raining outside. The latex paint is water based and could absorb ambient moisture from the the air, thinning the paint and possibly ruining your finish. It has a tendancy to blister if applied during such humidity. wait if you can until the humidity is under 70% for best results

5slb6

11:52AM | 01/05/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
The moisture in the air will not thin the paint out but it can slow the cure time down and cause surfactant leaching. Surfactant leaching is when the surfactants that are in all latex paints do not evaporate out like they are suppose to and set on top of the paint and will give a sticky soap like feel to the paint and have to be washed off.
So wait until it stops raining to paint.
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