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Forum topic by Don Butler posted 12-18-2012 06:07 PM 620 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don Butler

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12-18-2012 06:07 PM

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The instructions for Minwax Polycrylic give the ideal temperature for good curing, but I don’t have the ideal conditions.
What is the lowest temperature in which the finish will still cure satisfactorily?

Don

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#1 posted 12-18-2012 06:14 PM

Uh- never mind.

What a dummy!

I should have read further down the label!

The number on the label for application help is right there.

They say 50ºF is the minimum.
Sorry for the stupid question.

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#2 posted 12-18-2012 06:50 PM

I think you’ll find that their temperature guidance is “optimistic”...it will cure but in my experience it takes a lot longer than what they say. I suck up the LP bills and crank my shop up to 65F (infloor radiant so I have to plan ahead) if I’m doing any finishing.

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