I got an SOS phone call from a friend last week. "The drawers and everything are painted and they look great, but when I apply the glaze..."
"...it pulls off the paint." I finished her sentence. I know my friend.
"How long has the paint dried?"
"Umm, about an hour." She knew she was busted.
And I knew she had a re-do to do. I was reminded of a sign I saw in the Paint Couture training studio:
"If you don't have time to do it right,
when will you have time to do it over?"
Sometimes our efforts at saving time actually cost us time.
Try making your paint projects wait on you instead of the other way around. Here's one way to do it.
Apply coats of paint, glaze etc between chores. Throw down a drop cloth and paint inside with these safe all natural paints.Think of paint drying in the same way you would the dishwasher humming or the dryer tumbling. Who sits and waits on those to finish?
Get paint started drying and move on. Ask yourself,
"Is paint drying somewhere?"
Another drying problem for the DIY painter is remembering the difference in drying and curing. When a piece of furniture is ready for a second application it is not ready for staging with heavy accessories. And it won't be for about three weeks!
The free chart we're offering below is the results of researching what the professionals say about drying and curing. The chart is available for download and printing. Keep it handy to remind you to not rush your paint.
Click to download and print the poster "Dry versus Cured."
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