Skip to main content

How long should I let the paint dry?

The drying of the paint is divided into three stages: dry to the touch, dry for repainting and total drying. Next, we explain each of them.

Dry to the touch. Occurs when the surface of the paint feels dry to the touch and does not leave traces on your fingers. However, it is important to note that the paint has not fully adhered to the surface yet, so it should not be used or recoated at this point.

Dried to Overcoat. Indicates that the paint is mostly dry and has adequately adhered to the painted surface. This allows a second coat to be applied without spoiling the first. It is essential to respect this drying time before applying a second coat to achieve the desired result in terms of appearance and durability.

Total paint drying. Indicates that the paint layer has completely adhered to the surface and has reached its maximum resistance. At this point, the paint is ready to be used and withstand daily wear and tear.

It is essential to know these drying times, which are usually indicated on the product packaging and in the technical data sheets provided by the manufacturer. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us for more information or additional advice.