+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Fredericktown, Ohio
    Posts
    2

    Question Sticky Latex Paint

    I recently painted a folding table for camp use with latex paint. After almost two weeks the parts stick together. I have found out that latex paint will always stay sticky/tacky. Stripping the table would be very difficult. Does anyone know of a method to cure the stickiness?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Portland, Oregon, formerly of Chicago
    Posts
    1,804

    Default Re: Sticky Latex Paint

    Papabear,

    Short of stripping the whole table, I would first try re-painting at least those areas which come in contact when it is folded up with a match color of oil enamel. Oil enamels dry much harder than latex paints without that tacky feeling. At this point, you have nothing to lose.

    It is for this very reason that I discourage my customers from using acrylic (latex) paints on furniture. In fairness, there are now water soluable paints which do not have this tackiness. They are generally catallized paints and not available at the "big box" stores.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •