Four types of floor finish drying phenomena exist:

  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.