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Could paint be peeling because it's not dry enough yet?

I got my daughter a new bedset and was painting her dresser to match the bedset, there are little places peeling where I had sat things on it. Is this because the paint is not completely dry? It's only sat overnight so far and it has three coats.


Asked by D.Tetz at 1:20 AM on Mar. 15, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Did you sand it down first or strip it. If you just painted over the other paint that had the gloss on it that could be why.

    Answer by MiSs.SmOkEy at 1:34 AM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • It sounds like maybe the coats were too thick, also if you dont sand it well enough before hand the paint wont adhere as well. I havent painted furniture in a really long time so I am guessing.

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 1:28 AM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • Oh geezzz no I did not sand it and it was glossy paint :S I'm doomed haha

    Answer by D.Tetz at 1:40 AM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • The paint is peeling because it had nothing to adhere to. You need to sand or strip it first. That way the paint has something to grip. :) BTDT.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:26 AM on Mar. 15, 2010