Why is the coating taking a long time to dry? - POLYCURE
February 5, 2019
By : Polycure
There are a number of factors that will affect the drying time of coatings. High film weights and pooling or ponding of the coating on the floor will slow the drying time. Low temperatures will affect drying time, where possible use accelerators to speed up drying (refer to individual product data sheets) where accelerators are not available, longer time between coats must be allowed. Surface contaminants such as oils and waxes in the timber can slow drying time especially in Brush Box, Blackbutt, Tallowwood and Spotted Gum therefore, allow extra drying time between coats which must be calculated into the project time. Applying thinner coats and increasing air flow after the coating has been drying for approximately 2 hours may also help to speed up drying time..