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    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 6th Mar 18, 2:57 PM
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    How long for gloss to dry?
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    • 6th Mar 18, 2:57 PM
    How long for gloss to dry? 6th Mar 18 at 2:57 PM
    Came to do my front door today and glossed over it, I left it open for 2 hours before I had to go out, came back in and its still sticky another 3 hours later.

    Not wet just a little sticky.
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    • WestonDave
    • By WestonDave 6th Mar 18, 2:58 PM
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    Oil based paint or water based. Oil based stuff can be up to 16 hours to dry - water based would normally be about 4 hours but as its cold, you'd need to allow longer.
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    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 6th Mar 18, 3:00 PM
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    I really don't know they never said, its been almost 6 hours though.

    I dont want my door open too long you see, its freezing and I have junkies upstairs so its a risk.
    • spadoosh
    • By spadoosh 6th Mar 18, 3:14 PM
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    Green and blue are usually water based, the rest usually oil based. Should be on the back of the tin.

    Cold, damp weather will be prolonging your drying times.
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    • societys child
    • By societys child 6th Mar 18, 9:49 PM
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    It's not really been outdoor painting weather, It'll take a while . .

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