Priming T-111 in Winter

Clare asked 4 years ago

I have a cottage (new construction) with T-111 siding. The builders are telling me to prime it asap, so I can get my final inspection from the county. However, the local paint store is saying wait for spring. I am in northern California and we’ve had quite a bit of rain. And, in general, it gets foggy here every night. It looks like we will get about a week long break from the rain starting this weekend.

I guess my question is: How many days do I need to wait, after a rain, to apply my primer? And will it dry successfully if the daily temp is around 60, and the overnight temp around 40?

I will be doing this myself with a sprayer and a husband who will back-roll.

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