Interior Painting Question

Sweetsnuggles

I had planned on priming and painting a small interior room today. The directions on the can of primer say to apply when relative humidity is 85% or lower.  The weather app indicates humidity is currently 94%.  If I put on the primer today will it just take longer to dry or will it fail to ever dry properly? 


The_Soulful_Mr_T

It will likely be fine and dry properly, if more slowly. But if I was me, I'd wait and apply the paint as per the manufacturer's instructions.


Sweetsnuggles
The_Soulful_Mr_T said:
It will likely be fine and dry properly, if more slowly. But if I was me, I'd wait and apply the paint as per the manufacturer's instructions.

 Thanks for your feedback.  I’ve decided to hold off priming/painting until the humidity drops.  


dano

if you have a box or oscillating fan you should be fine. No need to wait.


Apollo_T
dano said:
if you have a box or oscillating fan you should be fine. No need to wait.

 ...or aheater, or dehumidifier


Sweetsnuggles
dano said:
if you have a box or oscillating fan you should be fine. No need to wait.

Thanks! We have a box fan that I can setup in the room.  Will tackle the job tomorrow since it looks like the humidity will be sticking around for days. 


Sweetsnuggles
Apollo_T said:
 ...or aheater, or dehumidifier

Our only dehumidifier is working overtime in the basement.  




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