Spray paint on toy still sticky

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I sprayed some paint on a toy dinosaur last week. The paint is still very sticky. Any suggestions on how I can make it not be sticky? Do I have to remove the paint and start again? Thanks

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  • I am assuming that the dinosaur is plastic? Did you use spray paint for plastic? Because regular acrylic may not adhere well.
  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Nov 27, 2017
    what type of spray paint did you use? Usually spray paints have a hard surface when dry, no matter what the surface its going on, and wall paint is what tends to be sticky on a less porous surface. You may need to remove the paint, and repaint with a different type of paint. If its not lost that tacky feel after a week, its probably not going to
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 27, 2017
    Childrens toys have to be painted with Special Toy Paint to be safe.......
    • William William on Nov 27, 2017
      There is no lead or cadmium in paint now a days. All paint is safe.
  • William William on Nov 27, 2017
    Either you used the wrong paint or you have sprayed it too thick too quick. Several light coats will get good coverage. Let each coat dry before applying the next. More often than not, time will fix it but it can take several days or even weeks for it to cure completely. Otherwise remove the paint and paint again.
    • Maryanne Maryanne on Dec 06, 2017
      not necessarily true. i have the same problem with plastic toys. i can spray paint plastic vampire teeth with no problem but with plastic dinosaurs and such they all sticky.
  • Cindy Carmichael Cindy Carmichael on Nov 27, 2017
    Thank you Dianacirce. Sounds messy - I'll give it a go.
  • Cindy Carmichael Cindy Carmichael on Nov 27, 2017
    Thank you William!
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 27, 2017
    Glad to hear it....Great
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