Waiting for paint to dry…

It’s like waiting for paint to dry…

The excitement of a new project can get anyone anxious to keep wanting to move right along with a piece or project item and get to the end, the big reveal, your “Ta-Da” moment! To be best prepared for how long your Saltwash project may take, there are a few factors to take into account before your next Saltwash-ing adventure!

saltwash texture paint powder

Weather conditions, such as cold, humid or rainy can make it seem like you are waiting for days to be able to progress to your next Saltwash step…that leaves only you in Arizona in the clear for perfect Saltwashing conditions!  In more wet conditions, it is helpful to apply your Saltwash layer onto your surface thinner, but plan on going back over that layer with a second coat of Saltwash. This will also help to reduce peeling, which sometimes can result when paint is applied in extreme weather conditions. The temperatures, in which paint is not recommended to be used in, can be read on the label of most brands you work with.

Although one thin coat of Saltwash will help your project dry more quickly, it may leave you wanting  more in the way of the layered and textured look, so this second coat of your Saltwash mixture will give you the ideal authentic weathered textured layers you are wanting!

texture paint globbing

The size of your project can also play a factor in your drying time. Larger items will of course take longer, so it is best to work in sections. Saltwash a 2ft x2ft section, and continue on in these size areas between your Saltwash globbing step and your smoothing step.  You will find you will have a more even Saltwashed layer throughout and won’t get caught off guard with an over dried section.

The best thing about Saltwash® is you really can’t mess it up, so make sure you have fun and for any further inquiries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Happy Saltwash-ing!

xxoo, Carol