A light bulb goes on.....
I have been trying to spray my finish for the kitchen I am working on. I am using waterborne urethane. Waterbornes like to be kept at around 70 degrees to lay down nicely.
Well, where I have to spray these is in an unheated space. The past couple of weeks have been perfect. This week that decided to change I think as soon as I got out the spray equipment...
Well, the first coat went down great. The second coat did not want to play nice. Everything orange peeled. Yesterday was just a raw damp day so I didnt even try. Anyway, I have been racking my brain trying to figure out how to warm up a 5 gal pail of finish. I remembered I had an extra fish tank heater. I dropped that into the pail first thing this morning and cranked it up. put the cover on and let it warm up. I had to sand down all the doors and start over.
Once the finish was warmed up it sprayed beautifully. Still took forever to dry with the humidity but I got lucky twice as the sun came out as I was beginning to get frustrated again and I was able to move the doors out of the shed and let the sun hit them for the last half hour.
Finally! I can move forward.
Just thought I would share the fish tank heater tip for those of you, who, like me have to contend with unheated spaces and trying to get finish to cooperate!