What happened to my paint project

gwenbobJuly 22, 2012

I'm using Rustoleum spray products to give my bathroom medicine cabinet a new look. It was solid Oak and I wanted a non grainy look so I used the Zinsser cover stain primer to start. Called the support number before I started and got some tips also confirmed I could use the 2x color after. After a good drying period I proceeded to use the Rustoleum 2x color that was satin finish. Weather conditions were within the cans directions. Did 3 coats looked good until it dried 48 hours and I saw a blotchy finish. Blotches of dull and then blotches of shiny satin finish. So today after the 48 hours of dry time you can re coat again. I did and it got worse. Today it was a little more humid but within the cans directions. 40 percent humidity the first spray time and 50 percent the second time.

What happened?? It looked great nice even wet look and then it dried ugly. Now much worse then before. Very dull patches with some shiny blotchy patches. I did proper can shaking too. Not a real big project.

How can I fix this what did I do wrong.

Thanks for your thoughts

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Maybe too many coats in the given time.
Best advice is to let everything cure to a hard dry state, and apply one final coat in perfect conditions. Not too hot and no humidity.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 10:43PM
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I'd agree it was probably from doing too many coats too soon and spraying unevenly. You may have been sweeping the can from side to side which tends to give uneven coverage, but you'll get a more even coat if you move the can from side to side in a straight line by keeping your hand the same distance from the object as you move it back and forth. It's also best to build up the layers gradually with lighter coats until you get full coverage.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 2:15AM
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