What to Avoid with Glazes


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"Sticky" Glazed Surfaces

  • "Sticky" or "tacky" glazed surfaces happen when the glaze has not sufficiently absorbed and dried onto the painted surface.
  • Ways to avoid creating a "sticky" situation include being aware of the ambient drying conditions on the day of applying the glaze and over the following days.
  • If it's going to be very humid, choose to work with a glaze with "less open time" or use a more absorbent/less sealed base paint beneath the glaze and/or use a dehumidifier in the space and/or use a fan after the glaze application has been applied.
  • Don't allow your product to freeze. Minimum film formation temperature is 49°F/9°C.

See also:

Speeding up the Drying of Long Open Time Products

Understanding Drying Time of Slow Drying Materials

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