Water based and Oil based finishes from General Finishes
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How can I tell if a water based topcoat is dry?
If the finish feels cool to the touch, its not ready. When you can sand it to a dry powder, it is ready for the next coat. Dry times will be longer If it is raining, cold, or humid. When in doubt, waiting longer is always better.