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For solvent based enamels, the standard test is to put your full weight on your thumb on the painted surface and twist 90 degrees. If there is no mark, the paint is through dry. Solvent based enamels dry from the surface and hence will look dry on top and still be soft in lower in the film.

If a latex paint, note that drying becomes worse as your paints becomes higher gloss. Flats dry fastest. Some high gloss latex will still stick to vinyl (like plastic book covers) weeks later. It can also pull the print off of Xeroxed documents.
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