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Old 05-01-2012, 02:15 PM
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Re: Using a hair dryer to accelerate drying time?

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i guess a curling iron isn't a good idea either.
it is if your going out on a Hot Date.....
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:21 PM
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Re: Using a hair dryer to accelerate drying time?

Thanks for the laugh Sid...All such good advice here from you all.....Thanks to all of you....My painting is 26x36.....So now it is sitting in the sun outside...trying to think of how to implement the plastic drawer idea .My first time on this panel...Great discussing this with all of you........
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:18 PM
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Re: Using a hair dryer to accelerate drying time?

Does anyone know if it would dry quicker by putting it near a dehumidifier?
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Re: Using a hair dryer to accelerate drying time?

Yes, higher humidity will slow the drying process though I can't say exactly how much so.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:18 AM
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Re: Using a hair dryer to accelerate drying time?

I am now imagining transparent vinyl shower curtains + wooden frame
to create an ultimate paint-drying-accelerating greenhouse of mass
proportions! ...yah, maybe just stick with the drawer.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:42 AM
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Re: Using a hair dryer to accelerate drying time?

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maybe just stick with the drawer.
Drying in the dark really accelerates yellowing.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:56 AM
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Re: Using a hair dryer to accelerate drying time?

>>> I put them on a table in the sun and put a clear plastic drawer (from a place like The Container Store) upside-down over it.


>> yah, maybe just stick with the drawer.


> Drying in the dark really accelerates yellowing.

The funny thing is, I actually have put paintings in an
empty dresser drawer to dry in the past
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Re: Using a hair dryer to accelerate drying time?

yeah, and if they do yellow some, just give em a good dose of light and it will clear them right up.
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Re: Using a hair dryer to accelerate drying time?

Frank Frazetta used to stick his oil paintings in the oven to make them dry faster. Of course this only works with small paintings, and he did have problems with paintings on Masonite warping occasionally.

Archivally, his paintings have held up pretty well.

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Re: Using a hair dryer to accelerate drying time?

Oil paint doesn dry by evaporation (oil oxidizes) so a hair dryer can't help.
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