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Forum topic by Maveric777 posted 11-02-2010 07:47 PM 895 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-02-2010 07:47 PM

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OK… This may be a very silly question, but something that has been worrying me for a while now. I have a project I had planned on going home and slapping a finish on. Unfortunately it is supposed to rain for the next three days. I don’t know why, but for some reason I have always had a fear of finishing a project with all the moisture in the air. My shop is in my garage and have a heater/ac set up to get the temp just right. it’s just the fear of it not being as sealed up air tight as I would like I feel it should be worries me a tad. I will also note I keep my work in my walk in closet to cure in a stable environment, but I apply the finish in the shop.

Just wondering if I’m crazy or too conservative about this or is there a legit need to be cautious?

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#1 posted 11-02-2010 08:18 PM

I think you should be OK as long as the area that you do the finish in isnt damp or wet and is around 55 degrees or higher. Up here the trouble is the temperature. My shop is heated, but if I do finish work in the garage or outside the low temp can be a problem, but I would expect in your area it is still pretty warm.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 11-02-2010 08:31 PM

Thanks Wayne… I will go ahead and give it a go this afternoon.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 11-02-2010 08:42 PM

Well, so, okay, basically…What kind of finish?
It matters…

-- 温故知新

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#4 posted 11-02-2010 08:50 PM

Well, tonight is just a butcher block finish on a cutting board. I wasn’t to terribly worried about it so much as other projects using Danish oil, BLO, Polly, shellac, etc….

I just had it on my mind watching the rain come down, and figured I would see what everyone else thought.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 11-02-2010 09:55 PM

If your using oil you shouldnt have any problems now brush on poly will take longer to dry if the humidity is up and laquer will blush and bubble if humidty is over like 50% especially if your spraying. i just had a door blush this morning cause i was hopefull the humidity wasnt as high as it felt lol

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#6 posted 11-02-2010 11:35 PM

I wish I had your problem, I’ve been in this damn southern california desert so long I’ve forgotten what bad weather looks like. Everytime we go back home we pray for a thunderstorm. I’ll be watching this post, we plan on moving back to the Shreveport area in a few years and I have a feeling I’ll have to learn how to finish projects all over again. Everything dries so fast out here…

David (formerly of the Fort Smith/Fayetteville area)

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