How long between priming and painting?

Worried in So.Cal. Staff asked 2 years ago

My question: I started painting the exterior of my home (trim only) I scraped, sanded and primed but then winter hit ( in the high dessert of So. Cal not too bad ) but too cold to continue and I haven’t been able to get the final top/finish coat applied to the trim. Am I going to be able to finish painting the top coat in the spring or will I have to reprime everything?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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crowderpainting Staff answered 7 years ago

Any exposed primer or primed areas will have to be re-primed in the spring. Primer alone is good for 30 days without a top coat, maybe a little more if it is primed with an acrylic primer. Oil base primer gets very hard and slick after 30 days.

Any areas you were able to paint won't need a coat of primer before adding another coat, even after several months.

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