Oil base paint over primer, still tacky.

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Lorrie asked 9 years ago

I have painted an old vanity in my bathroom, washed with TSP, Cleaned Primed with Latex 2, painted with Oil Base twice and it is still tacky after 3 weeks. What have I done wrong?

1 Answers
Crowder Painting answered.

Oil base paint should be applied over oil base primer only. This could have caused the problem. Another possibility is there was still a residue of TSP and this reacted with the primer and the primer reacted with the solvent in the paint.