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Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by jimbo, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    OK, I haven't done a project like this for a long time and forgot the basics! I painted a chest. Nice coat of primer, two coats of Glidden Premium interior semi. Now tow weeks later, still have terrilble 'blocking'.......put something on top and it sticks! I remember this is a characteristic of latex paints, but forgot! Is there a rescue? How about a topcoat of diamond clear acrylic? I would topcoat with an alkyd enamel, but I don't think you can even get a good one anymore in a non-industrial application??

    Is there a brand of latex which is better than Glidden for this situation?


    Thanks,
  2. mrmedic

    mrmedic Junior Member

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    The only thing I would think was that you did not let the paint completely dry between coats. If that is what has happened then the only rescue would be to either give it a little longer to try and dry out, Maybe put it in the sun for a day or redo from the start. Did you clean and sand the chest before the primer?

    Ron
  3. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    I have had a few duff cans of paint and varnish that have done that to me in the past.

    I'd try the topcoat you suggest on a small area. A similar approach has worked for me before.
  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    I did prep the wood well, and let it dry 8 hours between coats. Can said 4 hours...so that should be ok

    Good idea , Ian, about trying the topcoat on an inconspicuous inside spot! I will do that.
  5. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    I querried Glidden and their response said very deep colors ( which this is ) have a lot of pigment added, which lengthens cure time. They said give it at least 30 days, but said the best solution is probably an acrylic top coat.
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