painting [won't dry - stretchy - peels off]

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Old 10-20-05, 05:59 AM
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painting [won't dry - stretchy - peels off]

i painted my bathroom yesterday with a latex paint and 14 hours later it is still not dry.when i pulled the painters tape the paint came off like it was under a hair dryer(streched like a rubber band)
 
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Old 10-20-05, 06:20 AM
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After 14 hours, the paint should be dry as a bone (at least to the touch). Humidity will have a factor, but 14 hours is way too long.
Paint peeling with the tape shows improper (or none at all) prep to the wall before painting. Please describe the steps you took, and the conditions of the wall.
 
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Old 10-20-05, 06:45 AM
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Some of the lower priced latex enamels dry to a very soft finish and IMO don't bond to the surface all that well. If the paint is dry to the touch - just not bonded and stretches as it peels, that may be the reason. When you removed the tape there obviously was a bond with the paint that was on the wall which caused the paint film to be broken and since some latex enamels don't dry very hard it chose to strecth instead of break.
 
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Old 10-20-05, 06:55 AM
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i did a little lite sand,and a once over dust down.as for the type of paint it was a bahr product.
 
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Old 10-20-05, 07:16 AM
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Is the paint dry to touch? It has been a long time since I've run across peeling/stretching latex enamel but I remember the problem from being an employee [long ago] of a company that used inferior products.
 

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Old 10-20-05, 07:31 AM
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it is dry to the touch, but feels tacky at the same time.
 
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Old 10-20-05, 07:35 AM
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It may harden up given enough time, you would likely need to spackle the area that peeled so any touch up would blend. Best bet would be to remove the paint and repaint with quality paint but that would be a lot of work.....
 
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Old 10-20-05, 07:51 AM
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I had similar problems with Behr paints not drying/curing (a porch enamel took almost 2 weeks to cure and a kid's room took 3 days). I would guess its the product, as I know I cleaned with TSP and was painting over cheap flat contractor's grade so adhesion wouldn't have been a problem. It does cure eventually.
 
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Old 10-20-05, 08:27 AM
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Never had any of these probs with Behr paint . I don't know what the problem is,but is probably not the paint.

One suggestion. When you pull tape off pull it back down on itself. This means that if you pull tape off the side of some window trim the tape would be pulled straight down toward the floor not out towards the middle of the room.Try to get out of he habit of using tape unless it is absolutely necessary like doing a design on a wall or something like that. There is a blue tape[not the regular blue tape] with extremely low tack for that purpose.
 
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Old 10-20-05, 08:32 AM
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If you waited 14 hours to pull the tape off then that is the problem. This is why taping is a real hassle and not worth the time spent to apply it.

If you choose to tape, then it must be removed shortly after the paint has been applied.
 
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Old 10-20-05, 09:07 AM
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the low tack tape has the orange core and i did pull the tape after 3 hours. i am getting ready to touch up without the tape
 
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Old 10-20-05, 09:34 AM
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I "kinda" had a similiar problem once before when we painted enamel latex (or acrylic) over cabinet doors that had previously been oil-based painted. We did not prime. Two years later, the paint still peeled easily as you described and always seemed to be not wet but not dry. When you scraped it with your nail, it would gum up like semi-dry paint.
 
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Old 10-20-05, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by dilligaf
the low tack tape has the orange core and i did pull the tape after 3 hours. i am getting ready to touch up without the tape
3 hours is too long as latex paint can dry within an hour. It should have been removed almost immediately.
 
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Old 10-20-05, 01:11 PM
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thanks for all the input and help. the touch up looks to be working without spackle. i may get lucky
 
 

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