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von Schwartz11 Oct 2020 6:00 p.m. PST

My work shop currently is in my garage which, unfortunately has no heat or AC. Now heat is not needed, as I currently reside in Florida, A?C would be nice but I cannot afford to A/C my garage for the few hours a week that I use it. But I digress, my problem is when I am finishing a batch and gloss coat them, black wash, and dull coat them. The last few batches came out dusty looking. I'm guessing that that is due to the high humidity when I was doing the spraying. Will it be sufficient to simply respray them this winter when our humidity is lower to remove that "dusty" look? I don't wanna do it inside, I know the SWMBO wouldn't go for that.
Any suggestions?

phssthpok11 Oct 2020 6:42 p.m. PST

Yeah, I used to live in Florida; use several very light coats and let it thoroughly dry between them.

Zephyr111 Oct 2020 7:44 p.m. PST

Lightly dab the 'frost' with a cotton swab dampened (not soaking) in mineral spirits. It will remove the 'frost', and the m.s. will evaporate before it affects the paint job. (I'm also in FL… ;-)

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2020 4:12 a.m. PST

I ran into the 'Dusty" problem once when I made the mistake of spraying on a very hot day. It was the advice of the hive mind to spray them with Gloss coat. Let dry, the spray again will Dull coat.

That did seem to work….

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2020 8:37 a.m. PST

Heat and humidity are not your friends, a lesson I lived living along the Texas coast. As said a very light coat of mineral spirits should remove the "mist." Try varnish small batches by hand in side on particularly humid days.

von Schwartz12 Oct 2020 4:11 p.m. PST

Thanks all for the advice!

dapeters19 Oct 2020 11:39 a.m. PST

I would suggest getting an airbrush, I use the minwax method and then cover it with a matt finish. I've not gotten to the point of using the airbrush to do the minwax coat, but I have used Goldens Matte polymer varnish. You should were a mask but you can do it inside. These days the compressor are also relatively quite.

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