why is my paint still sticky?

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marriednamobile
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Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:03 am

we moved in last Nov., before closing the community painted the whole house a beige semi-gloss, well I can press my hand against the wall or lean against them and if feels like the walls are tacky... the paint isn't coming off or anything, but it's weird... any suggestions?

(I am in the strip-removing/repainting process now, I'm using sherwin williams super paint in eggshell finish, with 2 coats of glidden gripper primer underneath)
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Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:27 am

There are some manufactures of paints that do have a tacky feel to them long after they dry.
I suspect that it may be due to Federal VOC regulations, If you notice paints today do not have the smells they used to have a few years ago.

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Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:25 pm

I might also be that they did not wait long enough in between coats. Since it is a semi-gloss this could happen.

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Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:36 pm

I think it was a combination of all of the above. I did really good prep and after I painted my walls with a good eggshell paint they're not tacky at all, I can't tell you how much I disliked the semi-gloss they had on there!
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:27 pm

Or maybe it was cheap paint? The interiors of our MH were painted by the previous owners, who used Walmart paint for everything. And yes, it feels sticky!
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