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Too Wet To Paint?

Ever wonder if it’s too wet to paint your home or stain your deck? The human hand cannot detect moisture until you start getting into the 30% plus range.

Unfortunately, the safe range when applying water-based coatings in most cases is 15% or less and when using oil stains, it ranges between 10% and 12% or less. Each paint and stain line have its own data sheet that specifically states the max moisture level allowed.

If you apply a coating when the substrate is too wet, you can have adhesion issues. If this happens expect a costly bill to have this failing coating removed before you can proceed forward with a new layer.

To avoid losing your warranty from the paint manufacture, it’s always best to check for moisture hold using an electronic meter before you paint!

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