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    • Philip624
    • By Philip624 19th Mar 17, 8:51 AM
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    Is there a maximum time between coats of paint?
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:51 AM
    Is there a maximum time between coats of paint? 19th Mar 17 at 8:51 AM
    I am painting a hallway with emulsion paint, got the first coat on yesterday, needs a second as expected. Hoped to do this today but may not get time to do it, would it be okay to leave second coat until next weekend? Just thinking if its left too long it may look streaky?
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    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 19th Mar 17, 9:08 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 9:08 AM
    Yes of course it is OK to leave it.
    Absolutely no problem at all.
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    • GT60
    • By GT60 19th Mar 17, 9:21 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 9:21 AM
    [/IMG]I have just decorated and a month or so on I am touching up bits of wall and I have even painted half a wall again and it looks fine
    I too was worried about the" new " paint standing out but you can't see it.
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    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 19th Mar 17, 9:22 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 9:22 AM
    Id say about ten years max.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 19th Mar 17, 12:28 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 12:28 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 12:28 PM
    How would people ever be able to redecorate.

    There will be a time where a partial/touch-up will show more, more due to a change in surface over coverage due to brush/roller marks.

    Trick is to do complete panels to an edge
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