When is glazing compound ready to be painted?

graywings123September 21, 2009

So, the jar of glazing compound reads:

Glazing must be painted after it has skinned over and attained a firm set (7 - 14 days depending on temperature and humidity).

Sounds clear enough. However, what does "firm set" mean exactly? It has been 8 days of ideal temperatures and humidity. If I stick my fingernail into the compound, it makes a dent. Should I be waiting for the compound to harden before I paint over it?

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HandyMac

No, as long as it is not sticky---yours sounds done.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 6:45PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

No, as long as it is not sticky---yours sounds done.

What he said.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2009 at 4:42AM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

Fordot to add, it should be oil primed first

    Bookmark   September 22, 2009 at 4:44AM
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graywings123

Thanks so much! Today will be oil-primer day.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2009 at 8:51AM
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