How long should paint dry before stacking?
After you've spent time and elbow grease on a great project, it's tough to remain patient and let the paint dry fully before putting the item to use. Oil-based paint - dry to the touch in 6–8 hours and ready to recoat in 24 hours. Latex paint - dry to the touch in about 1 hour, and you can safely recoat in 4 hours.
Can you stack paint?
Use a good acrylic paint and allow the proper pack and stack times. If in doubt, don't stack it. Having said that, most of the time it's best to stack back to back, face to face. If they do stick, at least you don't have packing marks or worse yet, paper glued to the surface.
How do you stack painted baseboards?
Applying the second coat too early will result in streaks, peeling paint, and uneven color. Not only will this ruin the entire project but it'll cost additional money to get more paint in some occasions. It's best to wait for the first coat to dry.
Use another scrap 2x or piece of plywood(that's what we used) as long as is reasonable (we used a piece about 6ft long) as a brace between your 2x4s and attach it to them. Done.
It just makes it so the paint doesnt stick to whatever you are painting and then when the paint is dry, you wipe away the vaseline. Vaseline can also be used to cover up things that you dont want to get painted. Such as hardware that you dont want to take off or cant get off! Hinges, key hole locks, glass, etc.
Crowder Painting answered. Wait overnight before stacking after the final coat of lacquer is applied. The same can be done when staining. Stain as much as you can lay out, wait overnight then stack it and stain some more.
After the first coat, let the baseboards dry for at least one full day. After the paint has cured, apply a second coat. With high-gloss paints, some painters like to lightly scuff the painted surface with fine sandpaper before applying the second coat.