I put down 2 coats of Benjamin Moore Alkyd oil-based floor paint on an
unpainted concrete floor in my basement workroom. The high end paint store
in town said its very durable, and they use it in their back room, etc. It
went on smooth, and looks very nice. Its been about 30 hours since the final
I kind of tested the paint's durability by digging a fingernail in to see
what would happen. I was a bit surprised when it dug in and left a mark.
Then I took a board and scraped it along the paint to test it, and it took
some shavings up.
What's the deal here? Does it need more setting time? Is it not durable to
sharp objects? This is a workroom, so there will be scraping things going
on. Please let me know what the deal is!!
I think the paint is adhering to the floor just fine. When I referred to
scratching the surface, it's just the top layer basically. It concerns me a
little that I can put a scratch in the paint fairly easily. Maybe it just
needs more cure time.
Thanks for the responses!
"Rich" < email@example.com> wrote in message
It takes a while for oil based paints to cure. Sure, it may feel dry,
but it is still outgassing and will continure to harded up for days,
if not weeks.
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