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    Valspar! R-A-N-T!!!

    Anyone used Home Depot's Valspar paint? My son-in-law used it in his house and now I remember him complaining that is had a "tacky" feel even after being on his doors for months. I did not pay too much attention..... I have now used Valspar on the organ I am building. Several months after painting the pressure box it still has a "tacky" feel. Being I has since painted the rest of the parts with the same paint I am "STUCK" so to speak with this "tacky" feel. Last time I will use Valspar. Because I wanted this paint job to be extra nice I ... read the directions ... and followed them (something I rarely do, I'm a man) (maybe that is why I have this 'tacky" problem!)! Recommended undercoat, dry times and all. I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS!
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    Had the same problem with Valspar paint from Lowes. I can't remember for sure which one it was (old man's memory) but I stripped the cabinet down and redid it with Behr. Never had a problem with it. I can tell you one thing when we paint the inside of the house it won't be Valspar.
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    Well, I received a response from Valspar this AM. That was quick, and a surprise, I really didn't expect one. This is the response:

    " Mr. Douglass:
    We are sorry to hear you had issues with one of our paints. You might try getting the street organ into the outside in direct sunlight. Sometimes that is enough to get the paint to cure.
    If that doesn't work the tacky paint would need to be removed and the street organ repainted.
    Do you still have the receipt for the Latex Enamel Paint? If you do and you can mail the receipt to the address below to my attention along with your full name, address and phone number I can process a refund check for you.

    Ann K. Paré
    Consumer Relations Representative, Consumer "

    Of coarse I do not have the receipt, I bought the paint a couple months ago. Besides I want the paint to cure not my money back. Guess I have wait for a warm sunny day.

    Just saying beware of Valspar paint, at least their latex enamel.
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    That is a bummer Paul. Maybe try a spot light with a 60 watt bulb or something similar.
    Darren

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    I had trouble with Valspar interior wall paint from Lowe's a couple years ago. (I didn't think Home Depot sold that brand). After cutting a nice edge along the trim, I came back later and found the paint drying on the wall of my son's home had sagged, and was now thicker on the baseboard than on the wall.

    I let it dry, cleaned up the mess, and repainted with Behr from Home Depot, without problem.

    My problem was different, but I will still never buy Valspar paint again.
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    Paul -- interesting that you should have the "sticky" problem with Valspar. Several years ago I repainted our whole house interior with Sherwin Williams "Duration" brand interior latex, matt on the walls, and semi-gloss on the trim. After two years you could put your hand on the trim and still have it come away feeling clammy. You'd think that no matter what the curing time is supposed to be, 2 years would be long enough for most any paint to completely cure.

    I did happen to have the receipt, and I took the mostly empty can back to Sherwin-Williams and described the sad story. They shook their heads and couldn't figure out what the problem might be -- even after calling the dealer hot line. But they were good about it. They mixed up a new gallon and didn't charge me the normal $45. So, I was happy to get the paint, but I will try some other brand next time.

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    I have to say I'm getting response, maybe even more than I want. I have had 3 e-mails from Valspar, they say they are going to run tests on that batch..... okay. I don't really care at this point, it won't fix my little problem. I've had one e-mail from Home Depot, and two phone calls from the local store managers. I will call him back tomorrow to discuss possible remedies. I couldn't tie up the phone today, I was wait for a call on the delivery of my NEW drill press. Anyway, at least they are listening and trying to please me. I'm going to ask the paint expert what thinks about painting over it with another paint. I doubt it that is wise, but I will ask. Maybe a light close to it or a heat lamp. Maybe we will get some war sunny weather soon and I can set it outside and let the bugs stick to it..... no it is not really that bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Douglass View Post
    I was wait for a call on the delivery of my NEW drill press.


    No idea on remedies but I feel your pain and thanks for the heads up. We had some epoxy that was used for a computer room floor that was mixed improperly and 10 YEARS later it was still wet in spots. If you were pulling cables under the raised floor you didn't wear your good clothes.

    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthre...rying-question - similar issues.
    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/f...in-Lowe-s.html and .. yep.

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    I have the same problem with my Organ Cart I will never us Valspar again its still tacky and its be on there over 5 years now.
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    Okay! You can all quit chuckling now. I was at Home Depot this A.M. Went through the paint department, was going to get the Valspar color I'm using and see if they could match it with one of their other brands. Couldn't find it so I asked. The sweet little says, "I'm sorry sir, we do not sell Valspar, that is sold at Lowe's". Not to look like a fool I said, "ya, I knew that and it is a good thing you don't see it, it sucks!" So I get home and at the time the store manager was suppose to be at work, I called, as his message from the previous day requested. He was busy with another person so I left a message telling him he didn't need to call me back, it was my mistake about the paint. Ten minutes later he called and asked what the problem with paint was, I explained and apologies for bothering them about something that wasn't their product. He said he'd like to help, if I wanted to look him up next time I came in he would GIVE me a gallon of Behr paint to try over it. I'm a little afraid to just pain over the tacky paint, but I thought that was really above and beyond. But that is the way my local Home Depot is. I know people bad mouth them, but my local on is outstanding.
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