Breckenridge Store: 970-423-6664
Silverthorne Store: 970-368-6225

What Causes Paint Blocking or Sticking?

Insufficient time is allowed for the paint to cure before closing doors or windows

Using low-quality semi-gloss or gloss paints

How to Prevent Paint from Sticking

  • Use top-quality alkyd paint or semi-gloss or gloss acrylic latex paint. Low-quality latex paints can have poor block resistance, especially in warm, damp conditions
  • Follow paint label instructions regarding dry times
  • Doors and windows should be adjusted to open and close properly

How to Solve Paint Blocking or Sticking

  1. Apply talcum powder, wax, or soap on the problem area to temporarily relieve sticking
  2. Remove all loose paint and sand the surface. Glossy surfaces should be sanded dull
  3. Clean the area and allow it to dry
  4. Prime as needed and apply topcoat. Follow manufacturer's instructions regarding drying time


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    • Breckenridge Location

      0056 County RD. 450
      Breckenridge, CO 80424
      Phone: 970-423-6664
    • Silverthorne Location

      795 Blue River Parkway
      Silverthorne, CO 80498
      Phone: 970-368-6225
    • Store Hours

      Mon – Fri: 8AM – 5PM
      CLOSED Satuday & Sunday

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