HOw long for paint to dry


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Old 06-07-05, 08:26 AM
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HOw long for paint to dry

I have a few paint questions..like i've said in my other posts..we are buying a house...For some of the darker rooms I know a Primer will be needed...But if a wall is already white does it need to be primed still..I think it has a flat/matte type paint on it....But How long Does it take for the paint to dry? Do you wait for each coat to dry before you put on the next one?About how long would it take in like a 11 by 13 room for everything to dry? We'll be using Behr paint...even though its not popular on here.but i've used it before and had no problems wiht it.
 
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Old 06-07-05, 03:28 PM
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if a wall is already white does it need to be primed
Nah, just make sure its clean and free of dirt/dust.
But How long Does it take for the paint to dry? Do you wait for each coat to dry before you put on the next one?
It can take anywhere from 1 hour to overnight. Always let the first coat dry thoroughly, or you run the chance of re-wetting it with the second coat, and it will lift off.
how long would it take in like a 11 by 13 room for everything to dry?
Can't tell, it depends on the porosity of the substrate, the temperature, humidity, thickness of coat, etc. Under normal conditions, after the room is completed, a latex will be ready to recoat in about 2 hours.
 
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Old 06-07-05, 07:38 PM
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What PWG said, plus paints with a lot of pigment will take longer to dry.
 
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Old 06-12-05, 11:53 PM
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there's an old saying popular among engineers: "when all else fails, try following directions."

in this case, your best source of information is often on the side of the paint can.

-art-
 
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Old 06-13-05, 12:49 PM
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Hey, Art. Which side of the can has these directions - the inside or the outside?
 
 

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