Fixing sticky latex paint
September 29, 2008 9:59 PM Subscribe
A latex-painted dresser's drawers are sticking closed. Is there any hope?
posted by Foam Pants to Home & Garden (14 answers total)
I received an old dresser and I wanted to paint its ratty face red. Under advice from a local paint retailer, and against my better judgement, I painted it with latex paint. Now the gummy surfaces of the drawers and frame are sticking together so violently that pieces of wood are actually coming off! The drawer-faces are made to sit inside of the frame so it is doubly bad. Taking all of the paint off is not an option. The frame is in such bad shape that, without the paint, it looks like hell. I have no designated workspace, so any really nasty chemicals are out. Is there anything that I can do to salvage this dresser?