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SophieC
DAP 33 Window Glazing....when can you paint?

Hi guys........It's been forever since I've visited these forums. I have a question about DAP 33 window glazing. I recently used it for the very first time. I did some window glazing on 2 sashes during the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve. Just today, I thought I would paint the sashes, but the glazing was still rather soft. Soft enough that will not much pressure, I can put a dent in it. How long should you wait to paint? I actually called DAP today and the man told me it could take up to 60 days for it to "skin" over. Is this normal? What is your experience if you have used this? How long was it before you painted? The DAP representative also told me I should prime the glazing before painting it. Thoughts?

JLMCDANIEL
Re: DAP 33 Window Glazing....when can you paint?

SophieC,
From Dap website
" As indicated on the product package and supporting product literature: "DAP® ‘33’® Glazing must be painted after it has skinned over and attained a firm set. Firm set is typically demonstrated when a light finger touch to the surface does not leave a fingerprint. Firm set may occur in as little as 7 days after application, but more likely 2-3 weeks after application.
Painting must be done only after firm set is achieved. When painting, use only (i) a high quality exterior-grade oil-based paint, or (ii) prime with a high quality oil-based primer and topcoat with a high quality exterior-grade acrylic-latex paint finish. The paint line must overlap onto the face portion of the glass, as well as the bedding area where the sash and glass meet."

Jack

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