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paint coming off

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how concerned should I be if paint is coming off when scratched with my finger nail? It has been on the wall for 3 days. The surface is a knockdown and the walls were primed. The topcoat is egg. I have only applied one finishcoat. Can anyone help?
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A full cure on most latex paints is a week to two weeks, longer for oils. If you are confident you aplied it to the best of your ability, and the manufacturers specs, give it another week or two after the second coat is put on, if you plan to put on a second coat, then check again.
alysdave said:
Thanks, when would you advised to put the final coat on.

As soon as possible. You don't want to wait for the first coat to cure fully before you put the second coat on.
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