Redoing the family room of a 70's tri-level. We've got a wide inside window
sill and a large recessed cabinet which we've painted in high gloss latex
red, matching the rest of the trim in the room. It's been several weeks and
we're finding that objects still tend to stick to the paint.
Can we harden the surface with a clear varnish or shellac on top of the
No, just try the carnuba wax. It takes about 2 minutes to wax a
large surface and it works like a charm and makes the surface slick
and hard. Nothing you set on the surface will even think about
Is the sticky spot subject to a lot of sunlight? That would be my first
suspect. I would not put varnish or wax on it. If I tried anything, it
would be clearcoat of a similar nature, like water based acryllic. May
be simpler to strip it and repaint. If sun is the culprit, get some
shade. I dislike latex immensely for trim and doors; always use alkyd.
Latex is always "softer".
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