Oil based paint?

Hi, moved to this home 7 years ago, today my wife decided the kitchen cabinets needed touching up. I had from the previous owners an unopened can (quart) that was labeled kitchen cabinets. I opened it and there was oil on top so I mixed away, closed and shook quite a bit, opened and mixed again. The color and paint looked perfect. We touched up and painted, cleaned up and waited for the paint to dry. Well, that was 10 hours ago! I got so tired of rubbing up against wet/sticky paint, I finally used a rag with paint thinner and wiped away the stickiness.
Anyway, how long does oil based paint take to dry? Do you think the paint is bad? It's a mixed lot from HD with the labeling still on it. Think I should go to HD and get a new quart?
Thanks...
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A long frickin time:
"Top-quality alkyd (oil-based) paints have excellent adhesion characteristics and are a good choice for heavily chalked surfaces and areas with several layers of old oil-based paint. However, oil-based paints can fade, chip, chalk, and crack over time. Oil-based paint is more difficult to apply, and it has a stronger odor than latex paint. It also takes longer to dry (24 hours or more), leaving your newly painted room out of service for some time. Clean-up requires the use of solvents, which means that extra care must be taken in the handling and disposing of rags. Prices range from about $15 to $35 a gallon. Experts recommend regular latex interior paint for nearly all situations."
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Oh man, you aint kidding... Thanks for confirming my suspicions.
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

indoors, and it chips far less easily than latex on doors/trim. I've used oil semi-gloss for trim, baths and kitchen for many years and have not been disappointed. Latex on trim is junk. As for clean up, it really isn't that different - I toss the roller if I use one for oil, clean the brush with ms and detergent. Cleaning a brush is no big deal. Odor? Open a window - we paint in dry, warm weather, right? Any paint will peel if not prepped correctly, and trying to sand dings on latex-painted doors/trim is a PIA. If one wants to change color every two years, it doesn't matter because the built up paint - oil or latex - will look like crap.
Exterior, esp on masonry, latex is the way to go. Concrete block and stucco is all we have here (FL).
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