Preventing Sticking When Laying A Recently Painted Door On A Wood Surface


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Old 11-04-15, 02:32 PM
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Preventing Sticking When Laying A Recently Painted Door On A Wood Surface

I'm painting some wood cabinet doors with Benjamin Moore Advance waterborne enamel and painting them laying flat one side at a time. I have the doors raised up on 2x4's props so I can paint the side edges of the first side.

I know this paint dries and cures pretty slow but wonder how long I should wait before turning them over to paint the other side?

Equally important is whether putting wax paper or something else on the 2x4 props before turning the doors over to paint the other side will prevent paint transfer or sticking of the first side to the 2x4's when the doors are ultimately removed.

Any suggestions?

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Old 11-04-15, 03:14 PM
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Since I never paint doors that way I might not be a lot of help A lot of things determine how quick the paint will dry hard enough; air temp, humidity, what type of coating was previously used [and it's condition] and how heavy the paint was applied. Obviously the longer the coating has to cure the less likelihood there is of damage but if it's done gently [no scooting the door around the saw horse] the better.
 
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Old 11-16-15, 09:34 AM
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Just passing along what I found that worked for me.

When I turned over the side I painted first after letting it dry for about 48 hours, I placed a piece of Reynolds Wrap non-stick aluminum foil over the wood props with the non-stick side facing up before setting the door down on the props.

It worked perfectly with no sticking, marks or paint transfer.
 
 

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