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How long before fresh gloss paint can be rubbed down?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by vonsworld, 28 Jan 2020.

  1. vonsworld

    vonsworld

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    Hello

    I've been painting a bookcase with oil based liquid gloss paint and had a problem with one of the shelves. As it was drying some dust blew over it which has now set in the paintwork.

    Therefore I would like to rub it down enough to remove the dust and repaint it.

    I know that gloss is dry enough to recoat in 16-24 hours, but how long before it can be rubbed well down please? Some articles say it can take seven days or more for it to fully cure and of course I want to avoid lumps of paint coming away when I start sanding...

    Thanks for your advice
    Robin
     
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  3. mattylad

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    whats it say on the tin?
     
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