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Old 07-21-2010, 11:01 PM   #1
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Used primer without stirring and now concerned

I purchased an alkyd primer 2 weeks ago which I only yesterday used to prime some new wood used to repair 3 sets of shutters. Unfortunately, without thinking (because upon opening the can, it looked 'ready to go') I forgot to stir the product and began 'priming'. After 13 hours, although I applied the primer and allowed it to 'dry' in my air-conditioned home, the primer was still pretty tacky.

This a.m. I decided I should stir the can to see how if I could tell how much 'settling' had occured over the 2 week period. There was definitely solids that had settled. After stirring, I decided to 'brush in' with the reconstituted primer to the previously primed areas of 4 of the 6 shutters, but leave 2 shutters alone. The 2 which have been drying for over 24 hours now are still tacky in places. The four I re-coated this a.m. are very tacky this evening and I plan to put a fan in the room overnight to see if I can get these to the point in the next day or 2 so I can paint.

Have I screwed up what might have been a successful paint job had I only stirred the primer? (I only used up 1/2 inch from a quart of primer on the 6 shutters, initially).

Can anyone tell me how long this could take to dry before I can paint them, or if I or, if I need to do something else to get my project back on track?



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Old 07-21-2010, 11:06 PM   #2
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It's ok, Just give it another day to dry and keep going. Oil based stuff dries slow. I've done the same thing with kilz, you just have to be patient.



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