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Spraying on frozen walls

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by ccab, Mar 2, 2006.

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  1. ccab

    ccab New Jack

    Joined: Mar 29, 2004 Messages: 7 Likes Received: 0
    Does anyone have any advice about spraying frozen walls?

    I'm putting up a piece tonight ahead of an event tomorrow, unfortunately the temperatures will be sub-zero, the wall's surface will be frosty, and I was wondering about the effects this might have on the paint. For instance, will a heavy frost affect the way the paint dries? Will the paint stick? Does anyone have any useful techniques for spraying in cold weather?

    Any advice appreciated!

  2. Ninja1065

    Ninja1065 Junior Member

    Joined: Jan 18, 2006 Messages: 101 Likes Received: 0
    you could try scraping the ice off if there is any, or bring a heater? Paint likes to either soak in or stick, and on slick ice, its not going to be able to really do either. Ive never been in freezing temps while painting so i cant help much, but good luck!
  3. KiLL Or DiE

    KiLL Or DiE Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 26, 2004 Messages: 1,920 Likes Received: 5
    Its not going to stick to moist surfaces...I had the same problem a while ago..One of the walls was moist cause of the fridge inside (meat packaging factory I believe) and the paint would not stick...Cant help you buddy...All I know is that it aint going to dry or stick..
  4. knowme

    knowme Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 12, 2006 Messages: 135 Likes Received: 3
    if you're painting in cold weather, keep those cans warm (hot water bottle in your bag should do it) or your pressure output and consistancy is going to be fucked.

    as for getting that wall good...try bringing a shovel and a towel (bang/scrape the ice off the pat dry the wall a bit with the towel to give yourself a good surface). if you prime the wall on the spot it'l stay a bit tacky and give something else for the paint to stick to.

    -MOE LESTER- Guest

    make sure your alert, because frozen walls are known to punch writers in the face for painting them
  6. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 622
    you could try global warming

    or the "spray paint"
    thread stickied to the top of the page
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