Dryness of Clapboards Prior To Painting ?

Hello:
How "critical" is it for the Cedar clapboards to be absolutely dry prior to putting on new Latex paint (oil primer is already on) ?
If they are a "bit" damp due to a recent rainfall, is that O.K., or must they really be 100 % dry first ?
Thanks, B.
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I'd wait at least two days after the rain stopped.
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Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
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Any moisture that is trapped in the wood will try to escape when the surface is warm. Paint acts as a vapor retarder. The suggestion to wait two days is a good one. T
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