I used oil based paint in a closet to cover enameled boards (shelves). After 4 days it is still sticky. Can it be fixed?
TootsieToo from Longview TX
Did you prime the shelves before you painted? There could be several reasons why your paint isn't drying. If the previous surface wasn't sanded and primed, your paint may not have had anything to adhere to. You said the boards are enamel. That tells me the boards are not able to receive the oil paint.
Note: There is a drying additive you can mix in your paint, but this must be done "before" you paint. Check with your local paint store, Lowe's, or Home Depot.
Good luck! (04/08/2006)
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