Asked on Aug 18, 2018

I used reg paint.Top coat I used polycrylic.Why is it tacky feeling?

WilliamTom StuartJoni Pickering
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q i used reg paint top coat i used polycrylic why is it tacky feeling

Used this for top coat. Still got one more coat to do.

q i used reg paint top coat i used polycrylic why is it tacky feeling

No matter how light I rolled three paint on I got lines. Couldn't get rid of them.

q i used reg paint top coat i used polycrylic why is it tacky feeling

I only did my table. Afraid to do the rest of my furniture. I really wanted chalk paint but at $30 a at. Is to expensive.

6 answers
  • Sherri
    on Aug 18, 2018

    What kind of paint did you use? Oil based or latex?

  • Joni Pickering
    on Aug 18, 2018

    How long ago did you paint the top coat? Was the paint completely dry before you painted the top coat?

    • Renee Mader Costello
      on Aug 18, 2018

      Yes paint was dry. I waited 3 hrs for each coat. Plus i was outside. The clear coat I did two coats but took me two days to do it. Oh and if I sit a glass on it out leaves ring marks on the table. Takes like two days for the rings to go away . Ugh

  • Bijous
    on Aug 18, 2018

    Hi. You'll need to take the sealer off this paint. They don't play well together. The paint needs to be rolled or sprayed on. Sorry.

    • Renee Mader Costello
      on Aug 18, 2018

      I did roll the black paint on. I used the paint brush for the sealer. If i were to redo the table how would I go about it?

  • Joni Pickering
    on Aug 19, 2018

    Here are recipes for chalk paint that work perfectly and so affordable.

    https://salvagedinspirations.com/best-homemade-chalk-paint-recipes/

  • Tom Stuart
    on Aug 19, 2018

    Before going to a lot of trouble to refinish the table try using a paste wax. Sometimes when I refinish something if the surface is tacky I wax it then later come back with a clean cloth and buff it down.


    If you want to see what the solvent in your paint is look at the “clean up” instructions. If it says to clean up with soap and water then it is a latex or water base. If it says to clean up with mineral spirits then it is an oil base.


    If you have to start over go to a regular paint store and take a bag of your paint with you. Tell them the problem. They might be able to help you or they might have to sell you a paint remover so you can start over.

  • William
    on Aug 19, 2018

    I think you put too much Polycrylic on if it took two days. Should have only taken a few hours. About 1 hour per coat. You may need to remove the Polycrylic and start over. Mineral spirits should remove most of it. I always use three coats and usually takes me around three to four hours.

    • Renee Mader Costello
      on Aug 19, 2018

      It took me that long because of the humidity. I followed three directions on the can. I started painting the table in three morning. I believe I did 2 or 3 coats. The sealer said to have 3 hrs of dry time. But by the time I got to it out was dark out and my lightening wasn't the greatest. So i finished the next day. Directions also said to sand in between coats. When I did that it felt like it was taking paint off with it. Maybe I needed a less coarser sand paper.

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