Dry Time is the length of time required for a floor finish to dry. The dry time usually refers to the time required before another coat of the same finish can be applied on top of it with no adverse affects such as drag, bloom or blush.
(1) Dry to Touch – (sometimes called dry to eye or visual dryness) Time when film feels or appears dry.
(2) Tack Free Time – Time when dry materials, such as dust or tissue, cannot be made to adhere to the surface even when pressure is applied.
(3) Recoat Time- Time when additional coat can be applied to previous coat without bad effects such as whitening.
(4) Full Cure Time – Time when physical properties of film are fully developed and, therefore, cease to change.