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My mom oil painted nickel-size roses on my wooden spinning wheel. How long should it take to dry?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Also drying time is affected by humidity in the area around it and the temperature. A cooler damp area will increase the time by as much as 50%-or it may stay tacky. A dry warm area will help it dry at he speed it is supposed to. Also-fingers do not allow paint to set either-so do not keep touching in different places to see if it is dry -gve it a day or two at least before you check.

    Bob

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  • 1 decade ago

    Oil paint is a kind of slow-drying paint that consists of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil, commonly linseed oil. The viscosity of the paint may be modified by the addition of a solvent such as turpentine or white spirit, and varnish may be added to increase the glossiness of the dried film. Oil paints have been used in England since the 13th century for simple decoration,[1] but were not widely adopted as an artistic medium until the 15th century. Common modern applications of oil paint are in finishing and protection of wood in buildings and exposed metal structures such as ships and bridges. Its hard-wearing properties and luminous colors make it desirable for both interior and exterior use on wood and metal. Due to its slow-drying properties, it has recently been used in paint-on-glass animation. Thickness of coat has considerable bearing on time required for drying: thin coats of oil paint dry relatively quickly.

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