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Need Help Suggestions Question New Guy How long should painted walls off gas before applying vinyl?

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by RISEgraphics, May 24, 2019.

  1. RISEgraphics

    RISEgraphics Member

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    As the title suggests.. we are repainting offices and looking to apply vinyl. I've seen various recommendations that range anywhere from a couple of days to a several weeks and wanted to ask the pros.. So, how long after painting some walls would you wait to wrap them?

    Thank you all!
     
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  2. Gino

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    Are these for your personal dwellings/workplace or a customer's place ??

    Typically, it depends on the paint you use. On the can, it should tell you how long for drying and then best cure times. A fan consistently blowing around will help speed things up, too.
     
  3. Billct2

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    Like Gino said, the manufacturers cure time is a good indicator.
     
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    my rule of thumb is 30 days, but as bill and gino say, manufacturer times may vary depending on the type of paint. ALWAYS TEST IN AN INCONSPICUOUS SPOT FIRST!
     
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  5. ddarlak

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    4 days works for me
     
  6. RISEgraphics

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    Yes, in our personal offices.

    Are there any paint products that are recommended above others? I will definitely be more aware of the manufacturers curing time now that I know that information is even available on the can/bucket!
     
  7. Gino

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    Use whatever prime you want, then paint with a decent sheen paint, like a satin in oil base if you can get it. Let it dry and cure for 30 days..... if you can hold out that long.
     
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  8. RISEgraphics

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    Thank you all so much for your help and suggestions! I knew I could count on you. :) Have a great weekend!
     
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    Avoid LOW and NO VOC paints, also avoid Stain blockers/resist paints.

    We Tell people 30 days, but will do walls with at least 7 days. We warn the clients that the paint may bond to the vinyl if not fully cured and will come off if removed.
     
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