Why is my oil based paint not drying?
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Hi this is Peggy. Sorry your paint is not drying. Is the humidity high in your area? It will dry but need a well ventilated area. Hope this is helpful. The main difference between oils and water based paints is the drying time. The water in water based paints evaporates, causing the paint to harden. Oil paint, on the other hand, oxidizes, which is a much slower process. It is important to realize that oilpaintings take months to fully dry before varnishing.Nov 9, 2012
How to Speed up Oil Paint Drying Time | Artpromotivate
By removing the paint and starting over, you're added more time to the drying process. Every time you start it will take a certain amount of time to dry. So when you started over you reset the clock. When it's hot & humid, it takes longer for paint to thoroughly dry, even when it's oil paint. Check your paint can for optimal humidity levels. Here's an article that explains it further. Wishing you the best.
Don't know what you used, but generally this happens when you mix a water-based product with an oil-based product.
It takes a little longer than the regular paints. It will get dry soon. Don't worry.
hope it helps! Bushra