Will my original layer of paint and glue dry properly in this situation?

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Forum topic by Jimothy posted 10-15-2019 11:26 PM 1028 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2019 11:26 PM

So my question applies to two things. And I know this is a very noob thing to do but it was with an art project i didnt care about much. Basically i had some gaps in certain areas of my project which I filled up or “caulked around ” with Lepage no more nails, then painted one coat of oil based black paint over the no more nails (and the whole project) when it obviously wasnt dry since it had only been about 2 hours since I put on the no more nails… it was slightly harder then when first applied but definitely not dry. Can the no more nails dry underneath wet paint once the paint dries…like does the paint breathe enough to let air through for it to cure eventually? Or will it forever be soft and uncured underneath?Similarly as what i did to the no more nails, I also gave the whole thing a second coat of paint before the first coat was dry (it was very tacky). I realized this is stupid but I was just curious if it would all work out. So basically heres the question, will my no more nails and tacky wet first layer of paint dry eventually underneath my top thick layer of paint or is it doomed?

Thanks y’all

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#1 posted 10-15-2019 11:55 PM

I vote for doomed.

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#2 posted 10-16-2019 12:32 AM

Give it a week and see if it hardens. I think/guess it will eventually.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#3 posted 10-16-2019 01:06 AM

Having done (several times) what you did, I don’t think it will dry. Mine did not. The paint orange peel wrinkled and had to be removed. Happily, Latex is usually a bit more forgiving on that than oil based is, but can still be a problem, as a I recently found out.

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#4 posted 10-16-2019 04:59 AM

I vote for doomed.

- Kazooman

I’m kinda leaning that way real hard too.

No data on your profile about location. I’m in SW Ohio. and it’s getting too darn chilly in all but mid day, under the Sun to be applying caulks, and paints with expectation of getting good results, unless said product is rated for low temperature use, or you are in a heated area.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 10-16-2019 12:30 PM

an “art project” you say ??

I like art – do you have any photos to share ?



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#6 posted 10-20-2019 01:47 AM

Yeah its basically this big ass chunk of wood that i carved with an angle grinder with a powercarving bit. It was my first attempt at powercarving. Then i painted it alot

an “art project” you say ??

I like art – do you have any photos to share ?



- John Smith

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