I refurbished a couple of sashes from an old window. I striped the
paint off and had bare wood, primed with Sherwin Williams A100 oil
based primer. Bought a new container of DAP 33, instructions say to let
it form a surface skin (7-14 days) before painting. I let the sashes
sit for 4 weeks, I didn't think there was a skin, but then again, I
thought it's been much longer than they suggested so I should be fine.
I then primed again with an oil based primer, 48 hours later the primer
is still not even dry to the touch! What on earth did I do wrong?
I'm assuming I need to pull off all the old glaze and try again!
Any suggestions much appreciated.
You know, I never understood the DAP formulation and why they didn't
make glazing that skinned over faster. The glazing is linseed oil
based, raw linseed oil takes a long time to dry. (It never really
I would not pull everything off. Try a hairdryer to see if that will
speed up the drying. Not on hot though. Just blowing air. See if you
can get the primer to skin over. If you can then just hang them as is
and finish coat them in the spring! If you cant get it to skin over at
all then I suspect something is really wrong like a bad batch of DAP or
of primer. Did you know the DAP needs to be mixed? The oil comes to the
surface of the can after it sits a while, could be you got too much of
the oil? Anyway, it should dry eventually. Just hange em up and paint
in the spring regardless.
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