Primer not drying

gmp3May 22, 2011

I am painting a vanity cabinet. I rolled BM alykd primer on the frame and inside the doors this morning and they are still oily and not dry. it has been 12 hours. What should I do? The primer was a few years old but appeared to be okay.

Thanks!

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paintguy22

Sometimes oil primers can take a day or more to completely dry, depending on drying conditions.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 12:01AM
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gmp3

Thanks paint guy...I guess this will be a loooong process.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 12:29AM
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gmp3

24 hours and not dry....

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 10:56AM
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jessicaml

Is it rainy and humid there like it is here? I've been putting off painting because it's so crazy humid right now, but I'll have to get back to it tomorrow using alkatex paint, and I suspect I'll run into the same issue.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 4:35PM
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paintguy1

Humidity will slow drying. A small fan will help speed things up.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 8:43AM
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gmp3

I finally put a space heater in the bathroom with the vanity and put the doors on the porch. Phew it dried and looks beautiful now!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2011 at 5:49PM
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sombreuil_mongrel

Primers that have been tinted with green or black colorants have a bad tendency toward retarded drying. Limit green and black to 4 oz./gal and it's acceptable.
Casey

    Bookmark   May 27, 2011 at 7:21PM
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