Ronnie Beck wrote: »
Hi, anyone else struggling with tacky paint this weather?
I painted a house a few weeks ago. I painted the banisters and front door in a Dulux high gloss deep juniper(brand new can). The paint still hasn't cured hard. It is still tacky and soft. I sanded the old paint beforehand and cleaned it with white spirits and didn't use an undercoat. It says 24 hours drying time on the can but they said they couldn't close the door for three days and even at that it pulled off the paint in a few spots. Will the paint harden eventually or could it be a bad batch of paint? Yesterday when I went to lift a drip of paint of the porch concrete floor with a chisel (preping for tiling) it just streaked across the floor, when I expected it to be hard. I've experienced paint being tacky for a few days before, but this has me worried.
Hoffmans wrote: »
rule 1 - always use undercoat , read the tin