Why isn’t my oil based paint drying?
What you may have to do is attempt to get as much of the oil based paint off the shelves.
Then sand off the enameled finish if that is possible to do.
I think the reason the paint will not dry is oil base will not adhere to something with the texture of enamel.
It may not work even after sanding the shelf..
How long does Sherwin Williams oil based primer take to dry?
4-8 hoursIt’s been in the 40s but according to the can it should dry in 4-8 hours between 35-45 degrees. It’s still slightly tacky and easily scrapes off with a finger nail.
Why is my paint sticky after drying?
A phenomenon known as blocking keeps paint from drying to a smooth finish. Blocking affects items painted with latex paint when the surrounding air is too cold, too hot or has too much humidity. If you did not wait enough time between coats or use a poor quality latex paint, tackiness might occur.
Does oil based paint take longer to dry?
Yes, oil-based paints will take longer to dry — about six to eight hours. Latex (also called acrylic) paints will take as little as one to two hours to dry.
How long does it take for oil based enamel paint to fully cure?
about 7 daysOil based paints will generally take between 6 and 8 hours to dry enough that you can apply a second coat. You will need to wait about 7 days before oil based paints are completely cured. Water based paints may become dry enough for a second coat in as little as 30 minutes, or it may take 2 to 3 hours.