Primer and painting question

I'm getting ready to apply varnish, primer, and paint.  In the Tips for Boatbuilders section, in regards to primer application, it states:

"To avoid moisture build-up, apply it only on dry days, and apply your finish coats as soon as the primer is cured and sanded."

Question is...exactly how dry does it have to be?  I live in Florida, and the humidity can be high during the summer months.  Does this mean I have to wait until next winter to finish?

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RE: Primer and painting question

I think that warning is specific to the Interlux primer. Other primers, such as System 3's SilverTip Yacht Primer, that use a different chemistry aren't bothered by humidity (other than drying a bit more slowly.



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