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post #1 of 5 Old 12-12-2019, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Weird question. I've been rebuilding an old winch and finally finished today. It's ready for paint but with winter upon us, it's too cold outside to spray it. Spraying it inside isn't going to happen else I'll have fumes throughout the house (basement workshop). Are there any brush on options for paint? It doesn't have to be perfect, it is just a winch after all.


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post #2 of 5 Old 12-12-2019, 10:28 PM
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There are plenty of options for brush on paint, most anything that you can get in a spray bomb can alternatively be purchased in a pint, quart, or gallon can.

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Though the issues with painting in the cold could still be. I would use say heat lamp to keep the product above critical temps before and through drying. It will craze most times in cold weather. though maybe the spider web/ cracking effect is ok?

I did my Poison spiders fenders with rattle can and it was below min temps. looked ok until the next day. spider webbed, I liked it and left it that way since, could not have got that eefct even if i tried.. 30 + year ago was spray a camaro in lacquer to cold and before i had even got half way we wer lighting up heat lamps to try and stop the crazing, did not work had to strip it again..........

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Make sure the paint at room temperature. I've had excellent results with four-inch foam rollers especially with urethanes. If you use a brush and start getting brush marks swipe a dry foam sponge rushed over to get the brush marks out. If you can put some heat on the surface it also helps a lot .A little bit of thinner sometimes helps
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-15-2019, 03:56 PM
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I have done this before, Make sure the spray paint and surface you are painting are room temp(70*). Take both outside spray paint it and immediately bring it back inside to dry.
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