i am painting a door with oil base flat paint and it is drying partly dry looking and partly wet looking, help
- riversconfluenceLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Well, oil based paints generally take longer to dry than Latex, so maybe some patience is all you need. And weather conditions can slow it even more. High humidity can slow the process down considerably.
I painted the surface of my front porch, and the temp dipped close to 50 that night [I did not know it would, really, I'm not that inept.]. It took days to dry, but it finally did. It also depends on how thickly you applied the paint, and you may have, without realizing, got it thicker in some spots than others.
Worse case scenario: if it really doesn't dry, it is fairly easy to chemical it off, no hard scraping needed.
Don't give up yet. If it is so you can put a fan on it, you can. If it is an inside door, no problem. If outside, please consult the weatherman and don't do it if is gonna rain, and make sure the porch light is out, so you do not blow bugs into it. Low speed should do the trick high speed might rearrange your paint.
Good luck, bet your door will look nice.
- 1 decade ago
Oil based paint takes longer to dry than water-based paints. But did you seal and prime the door properly before you started? If the door was previously painted with a water based paint (like latex), your oil based paint won't dry properly and the surface may look bubbly. (Think oil and water don't mix.)
- miracleLv 43 years ago
A hair dryer will artwork high quality for watercolor and acrylic. i've got self belief you will placed on one out in the previous you will get an oil portray dry. it is particularly helpful to objective Liquin, or another alkyd-based medium jumbled at the same time which contain your paint. employing medium, you will get them dry to touch in approximately 10-12 hours or much less based how thick your impasto is. Alkyd paint has each and each of an identical properties as oil-based paint. it is conceivable for a pair hours once you paint and dries in one day. Water soluble oil has a reasonably quicker drying time than classic oils, yet your superb guess is alkyd.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
mmmmm Does Oil Paint come in Flat sorry dont think so
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- G.V.Lv 61 decade ago
Did you seal the surface with a primer and mix the paint well before you applied it?
- 1 decade ago
Make sure you primed and also make SURE you mixed the paint up really well.