new latex on old latex scratches off


Old 11-06-00, 07:01 PM
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I recently moved into a 60+ year old bungelow and I have painted latex/acrylic paint over the door frames and some built in cabinets which were already coated with a slick semi-gloss, latex paint. Now that it is dry it looks fine, but I can scrape it off with my fingernell. My wife says thats the nature of latex paint. Surely, I can do better than this. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-06-00, 07:37 PM
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Are you sure it was existing latex? Did you clean and lightly sand it prior to painting? Also, which brand of paint did you use?

Some latex paint takes a while to fully cure to maximum hardness, before I made a big mess, I would wait a while (week or 2) and see how it does, if it doesn't meet up with your requirements , then removing the paint may be nesasary for premium results, then priming it just to be sure and recoating with a quality paint from a pro paint store. Being sure to lightly sand (220 grit) and remove dust between applications.
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