Paint Won't Dry


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Photon713

Evening, all...

I have painted some plastic stuff with a craft paint specifically for
plastic. However, after 1 week it has not dried. It is still tacky to
the touch. I am considering using a clear polyurethane over the
paint in hopes that it might leave a dry surface. Can anyone
recommend this or have another approach? The paint will
ultimately be up against clothing.

Regards...Bob
 
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Pete C.

Photon713 said:
Evening, all...

I have painted some plastic stuff with a craft paint specifically for
plastic. However, after 1 week it has not dried. It is still tacky to
the touch. I am considering using a clear polyurethane over the
paint in hopes that it might leave a dry surface. Can anyone
recommend this or have another approach? The paint will
ultimately be up against clothing.

Regards...Bob
Contact the paint manufacturer. Certainly putting a coat of a
potentially incompatible product on top of a product that is already
known to have a problem is only asking for more trouble.

Pete C.
 
A

aenewhouse

jeffc said:
Do not do that. My only suggestion is to start from scratch. I don't know
what went wrong, but I do know it will be extremely difficult to figure out.
You're just asking for more headaches. Scrap it.
I agree. Adding another coat of almost anything on top of a non-dry
coat will only make things worse. Was the paint you used quite old?
I would try to scrape the tacky paint off if possible - see if mineral
spirits softens it, or maybe acetone? What is the solvent recommended
for cleanup? Anyway, when you start from scratch, I'd try newer paint,
a different brand of paint, or paint thinned somewhat with mineral
spirits (or appropriate solvent).
Sorry and good luck,
Andy
 
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m Ransley

Your paint is defective likely the driers are missing, best is remove it
if it wont dry in a warm dry environment.
 

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