Trouble with BM Satin Impervo - what to do?
Hi - this is crossposted from the kitchen forum. Kitchen forum version with responses
We have issues with Benjamin Moore's Satin Impervo (water based) remaining sticky even after a year. We have used it for flat shelving in the kitchen, on trim and a built-in bookshelf on the first floor, including a bunch of windows with mullions - about 24 linear feet.
Items placed on flat surfaces stick and if at all heavy, will lift the paint off down to the primer. Typical example - on the built-in bookcase in the living room (painted 6 months ago), I placed a light weight, modern sewing machine for a few days, lifting it off stripped paint around the plastic feet. Another is the paint stripping off the casement windows at the gaskets and all of the windows at the sills. The windows were open for at least 5 days when originally painted a year ago and a good portion of the time since.
All of the shelving surfaces were new wood, primed with either fresh start or bin-white pigmented depending on the wood used. The previously existing wood work and windows were ten year old oil-based paint, cleaned and primed with fresh start primer or sanded and cleaned.
Hoping for suggestions to remediate. TIA!