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Outgassing Walls

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by JTBoh, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. JTBoh

    JTBoh I sell signage and signage accessories.

    Jun 15, 2011
    Clermont, FL
    Question is regarding paint. How long should paint (of different varieties) outgas before applying cast vinyl to it? I know the answers are on here somewhere, but thats a lot of posts to look through.

    Initial proposal is for cast on type 5 drywall, paint undetermined - are there recommendations I should make on that so we get a very nice product that will look awesome in front of, say, 5 star generals?
  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

    Sep 24, 2004
    paint: semi-gloss or gloss, NO ADDITIVES (for easy cleaning or mildew protection)

    and I'd say 2-3 weeks minimum
  3. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

    Aug 4, 2010
    montgomery, alabama
    I have placed oracal 651 on painted eggshell wall the next day. we do this alot for a local mall
  4. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

    Feb 27, 2012
    Dallas, TX
    What sticks in my mind is that the most outgassing happens in the first few days. It was always recommended to customers to wait at least four days before applying vinyl after painting, but some just won't take no for an answer. I've applied it after 24 hours before and it's been fine - no peeling, no bubbles. Might just depend on the specific paint and its chemical composition.

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