How to Paint Interiors in Rainy Weather

How to Paint Interiors in Rainy Weather

It’s always ideal to do your painting projects on a clear day, but the weather is not always on your side. Fortunately, painting indoors is not impossible during the rainy season.

Of course, paints react differently to different conditions. In this case, the paint will take longer to dry because it’s humid. But if you don’t have the luxury of waiting for clear weather, you just need to adjust your painting strategy so you can get optimal results.

Here is a helpful guide on how to paint the interior of your house during the rainy season:

  1. If it’s not raining too hard, open all the doors and windows as wide as you can without the water coming in. This is to make sure that you have a strong flow of air going through your house.
  2. Choose the right paint. In this case, you won’t be able to paint with oils, so you’ll have to go with latex primer and paint. When you purchase latex paint, check the cans for acceptable temperature and moisture conditions.
  3. Apply your latex primer. Use a paint roller to apply one coat and let it dry. Tip: leave the room while it dries, and be sure to keep children and pets away from the room.
  4. Check if the primer is dry. This should take around 3 hours. If it appears wet, give it two more hours to dry. If it’s dry, you can start painting.
  5. Apply the latex paint with a roller. Finish one wall before starting the other for a seamless look. Be sure to take breaks every hour, or depending on how sensitive you are to chemicals. The paint will take around 3 days to dry during the rainy weather. Keep doors and windows open while the paint dries. Keeping a fan on inside the room helps as well.


2 Responses to How to Paint Interiors in Rainy Weather

  1. Andrea says:

    Hi can u tell
    Me what kind of paint i need to use on cement as a recoat ( there’s existing paint already) latex or what ? This is for a wall. Also what kind or preparation to paint a galvanized iron ?

    • Island Paints says:

      Hello Andrea! Thank you for getting in touch with us. We can recommend our Island Prima for recoating. You may view for more information on the product.

      For the preparation to paint a galvanized iron, you must take note of the following:
      1. Surface Preparation
      Surface should be free of dirt, dust, grime, grease or oil.Chemical treatment on galvanizing is optional.
      Rust must be sanded or steel brushed
      Surface must be dried completely prior to primer coat.

      2. Primer
      Apply 2-4 coatings of Roofkote Metaprime 370 Gray using roller or brush.

      3. Top Coat
      Apply 2-4 coatings of Roofkote using roller or brush.

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