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    Default New Paint

    I have just painted my exterior door with Oil Base paint and am wondering how long I have to wait before I close the door because I am afraid that the rubber weather stripping will stick to the door. The door feels dry but I do not know how long it takes for the paint to cure even though it feels dry

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    Default Re: New Paint

    abrown,

    When the door is no longer tacky to the touch, you should be safe in closing it. Oil paint does not have that life-long gummi feel that latex paints have.

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    Default Re: New Paint

    You can usually remove the weatherstrip from the jamb too, which allows you to close the door without risk of paint damage. after a couple days, put the weatherstrip back and you're done.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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