No one wants to spend time watching paint dry. Residential painting is typically a big project and best finished before you move in. If you don’t have a lot of time and want to get your rooms painted swiftly, there are a few ways to make paint dry faster. While there's no simple way to dry an entire room, Rochester painters do have some suggestions.
While it may be tempting to try to apply as much paint as you can at one time, using thinner coats will aid your color in drying quicker. Also, using multiple coats look better than putting on one very thick one because it gives a more even appearance. Don't wait for your first coat to dry before applying the second layer.
One Wall at a Time
If you concentrate on painting one wall at a time, you’ll give your other walls time to dry. You’ll see that by the time you’re done with the last wall, the first one is dry and all set for a second coat.
Heater or Hair Dryer
If you need to quick-dry paint on walls or furniture, using a hair dryer speeds up the process. Put the hair dryer on the spot that is drying too slowly. Put the tip of the dryer around two or three inches away from the surface, so there is no blistering. Slowly circle the dryer over the wet area until it’s dried.
This method works well on a piece of furniture that you're giving a unique paint finish. Instead of waiting around for each application of paint to dry, you can hurry up the job and move on to the next coat of paint.
If you're doing a crackle finish, a sort of finish which looks cracked on purpose, you should know that the dryer heat makes the cracks larger. Use caution with this method since overheating causes the paint to chip.
If you’re unsure about our painting skills or you don’t feel comfortable using heat on painted surfaces, get in touch with a professional home painting business.
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