behr basement floor paint, sticky


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Old 09-26-05, 08:54 AM
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behr basement floor paint, sticky

I painted my basement floor with this:
Behr Premium Plus Porch and Floor Paint
Low Lustre - Silver Grey

It is a bit sticky right now (12 hr later). Will it cure better? I have a dehumidifier running right now.

In a past house I used UGL floor paint. It worked great--no flaking, not sticky. Home Depot and Lowes didn't carry it anymore, so I just asked what the paint specialist at HD recommended and went with the Behr ($5 rebate per gallon right now, too.)
 
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Old 09-26-05, 09:51 AM
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I am not real familiar wit Behr paints. If it is oil base, it would be normal for it to still be tacky in spots.
 
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Old 09-26-05, 11:02 AM
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thx, mark.

it is 100% acryllic latex.

i just checked and it seems to be a lot less tacky. i reread the direction (novel idea for me) and it says 3-4 hrs dry to touch, but a couple of days before normal use. i didn't read that latter part when i went over it the first time. 4 weeks cure time before you can clean it, too.

i think i'll just keep the dehumidifier running this week. we don't have any water problems, but it has been warm and rainy the last cpl days.
 
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Old 09-26-05, 12:05 PM
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Sounds like it is just a moisture problem, dehumidifier will help, fresh air movement may help more.
 
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Old 09-26-05, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by sigpop
It is a bit sticky right now (12 hr later). Will it cure better?
A bit sticky like it peels up with your shoes if you stand in one spot for a moment?
It would have to be pretty wet down there to do that after 12 hours
 
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Old 09-26-05, 07:30 PM
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A bit sticky like it peels up with your shoes if you stand in one spot for a moment?
not that sticky. i walked around on it and stood on it, in shoes and in bare feet. perhaps tacky is a better adjective.

it's definitely better now, but i am hoping for improvement. i have some old couches and carpet i'm going to throw down and i dont want it peeling up if i move it in a couple of weeks. the area is just for the kids to play in.

i have emptied a couple gallons out of the dehumidifier in the last day and a half. we'll see at the end of the week.
 
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Old 09-26-05, 07:41 PM
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not that sticky. i walked around on it and stood on it, in shoes and in bare feet. perhaps tacky is a better adjective.
It's just the Behr then
Keep the dehumidifier going, and throw a fan on it, it needs some more air movement
 
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Old 09-27-05, 11:43 AM
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It's just the Behr floor paints. We painted a screened porch deck that took 6 full days to dry--and after multiple calls to the mfg., they explained that the dry time is substantially extended in "more humid" areas--and it hadn't rained or been particularly humid when we painted.

I was nonplussed by the entire Behr floor paint experience.
 
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Old 09-30-05, 07:00 AM
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just a followup for all you archive searchers

final result turned out fine after a couple days of a fan and dehumidifier. i was surprised it took so long, but given the price ($5 rebate per gallon), i suppose i shouldn't complain. we'll see how it holds up to a couple of kids playing and riding bikes this winter.
 
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Old 09-30-05, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by sigpop
just a followup for all you archive searchers

final result turned out fine after a couple days of a fan and dehumidifier.
Great, thanks for the follow up
It's nice to hear back how these things turn out
Originally Posted by sigpop
i was surprised it took so long, but given the price ($5 rebate per gallon), i suppose i shouldn't complain.
Basically that's the deal
The better stuff would cost more, and dry quicker
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we'll see how it holds up to a couple of kids playing and riding bikes this winter.
Can I bring my skateboard?
 
 

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