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Oil based paint will not dry, over tinted?7/18
Hello all, I have a kitchen island I painted in oil based paint(customer request). After six days the first coat is still not hard enough to assemble. It has two coats of oil based primer that dried and sanded good. The paint is dry to the touch, but I can still push a finger print into it. A lot of the parts are vertical surfaces so I didnít apply to heavy or there would be runs. I have the heat set to 78, a fan circulating air, and a dehumidifier going that says RH is 35. Iím wondering if the paint store over tinted the paint? Anyoneís thoughts or insight would be appreciated. Thanks
Your using an oil paint designed for metal exterior substrates on an interior wood island....? Good luck getting that finish anywhere close to not marring for a long time..... here the power of google tells us what your working with... all the info you need is on the TDS sheet... technical data
The paint is the interior low luster enamel for walls and trim. Quite a few homes around here have had there cabinetry painted using this paint, most of them 100 year old summer cottages, and the owners want a period look. I donít see where itís meant for exterior metal. Can you specify where in the documents you read that? My experience is 4 to five days of drying is all thatís needed. Thanks
there were two data sheets and your correct... the wall & trim paint you have is indeed for interior. Other than that it shares the same exact data for application with the exterior product of the same name. That particular kind of finish is going to take weeks and weeks before it is tough enough to not feel gummy or indent with the tip of your nail. period.
Not drying at 78 degrees with the humidity in the mid 30% and a fan in the room...yikes! The only thing I can think of is more fans.
You described a common practice in the Northeast. Builtin cabinetry with Bennie Moore oil Impervo. They like the brushed look.
In my experience it can take 1 week before you can touch two painted surfaces like shelves without peeling the paint.
Full hardness usually takes a 4 weeks. Fingerprints for the first 2 weeks.
We warn the builders and customers, but they still want the look.
Did you use any reducer? We typically use Naptha. You might have put on really thick coats.
I would give it a couple of more days before getting cray about it. Good luck.
I am not a finisher, just a retired cabinetmaker, but I wonder if spraying one more coat of oil paint with japan drier mixed into it might not help your situation.
I imagine the finishers will opine on why this may or may not work.
Instructions say "Do not thin." Did you thin it?
Thanks for all the responses. Iíve used this product before, and it usually drys in two days before I reassemble parts. I did add 4 ounces of naphtha which I normally do. It is slowly getting better, and I donít have to deliver till the end of next week so I think Iíll just wait it out. One of my concerns is how much tint can you add to this product, and does the large amount of tint slow the drying time significantly? I canít find that information anywhere. Thanks again
It does say do not thin in the tech doc.
I'm not sure how it would be possible to spray the stuff without thinning. They also say its can be used as a 1 coat finish. Likewise we always use 2 coats.
I've never used an oil based/alkyd paint or varnish that did not require the use of a reducer to brush or spray.
As I mentioned before we have always used naptha for spraying and brushing.
The doc confirms 1 week for handling.
We switched years ago to Muralo Ultra wb for field applied finishes. Its a better product in every measure to products like Oil Impervo. Best part is it doesn't yellow.
Reading the tint profile, your Satin Impervo has almost 14 ounces of tint. And the Ultra base does not help, but is required to get the color to match.
One suggestion already stated was to add Japan Drier. Too late for that.
Next time, use FPOE (Fine paints of Europe) in Vermont.
Wait four weeks.....then top coat with above for more durability and a better finish for your client.
Or, use Epifanes Yacht Enamel!