To cold outside to apply stain?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Carrie Lynn, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Songster

    Aug 30, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    I want to get some opaque stain on my OSB coop asap.
    Does anyone know if it is too cold to apply stain?
    Temps in 30-40's.

    Thanks in advance
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    DH is a pro, and he's no help here. He says it should be on the label and if the label is gone, look it up online. [​IMG]

    He also says it depends upon the brand, and sorry that he's not much help! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010
  3. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    I'm with ranchhand -- read the label.

    But I will say that I've never had good experience with staining or painting when it's cool, regardless of what the label says. Always ends up with a sticky surface. You might be able to pull it off if you do a side at a time and put up plastic and a lamp like they do at construction sites.
  4. Might not be able to get it sealed at those temps, most paints and stains say a min of 10C/50F.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010
  5. critterranch

    critterranch Songster

    Oct 1, 2010
    Red Creek, New York
    just did some a few days ago it was 40 with sun out started at 9am so had enough time to dry it was dry by 4 and 3 days of rain after it is sealed!
    i never read labels lol mine was olympic poly
  6. meowteri2

    meowteri2 Songster

    Feb 4, 2010
    chicago sw suburbs
    Menards has a self priming water based stain. It is called ultra. It is about 35 dollars a gallon and says use above 35 degrees. I think this is there top of the line stuff. I used it in a solid color.
  7. Cargo

    Cargo Songster

    Sep 28, 2010
    Farmington, NM
    I am also a pro.
    It really does depend on the stain. Some are formulated to work at lower temps.
    You will also want to make sure you have a few rain free days coming.

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