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Temperature effects on latex paint

I am trying to research the effects of temperature on latex paint for my science fair project. I am finding it difficult to get supporting research on the topic. Any suggestions? Thank you very much

Austin A [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Hollywood, Florida, USA

First of two simultaneous responses --

The best science fair projects contain an hypothesis, procedure, observations and conclusions. For the procedure, for instance, why not take several different types of materials such as wood, aluminum and stucco and prepare the materials in different manners such as sanding, grit blasting, priming, no prep, etc. Next, apply several types or one type of vinyl paint and then treat with a heat gun [on eBay or Amazon], freezer, room temperature, etc. You can also try multiple coats of paint or take measurements of drying times under various circumstances. You may also choose to consider relative humidity and other factors. I have judged many science fair projects and the things I look for are visual displays, well written and factual reports, interesting ideas and strong conclusions. Best wishes on your experiment and keep us updated if you can.

blake kneedler
Blake Kneedler
Feather Hollow Eng. - Stockton, California

Second of two simultaneous responses --

There should be a phone number or email address on the paint can label that you can use to get technical information. Ask the supplier for a TDS(Technical Data Sheet). The TDS will probably give you all of the information that you need, if not, you should probably talk to a tech person also. I'm guessing that you have a can of latex paint because your going to be running experiments on the paint along with the tech data that you get from other sources? If you don't you can get a number off of a paint can label at a home improvement store, they let you look at the labels for free.

Sheldon Taylor
Sheldon Taylor
supply chain electronics
Wake Forest, North Carolina


October 22, 2009

I am doing a science fair project on how are different types of paint affected by temperature changes and I need help to find good websites that explain my topic please and thank you and I am in the seventh grade and I need a good resource :)

Saskia G [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
student - Florida, United States

You can go to Another site is I am currently doing the same exact science project for my 7th grade science fair!Good luck!

Rayma A [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
New York
October 12, 2010

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