Poor Paint Job

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Old 01-21-04, 05:04 PM
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Poor Paint Job

I just painted my living room wall with a semi-gloss paint. I primered the wall before I painted. I have put 3 coats on because every time the paint dries, the coat does not look uniform or even. In other words, some parts of the wall look lighter than others. Help!!!!!!
 
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Old 01-21-04, 05:39 PM
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Try this. When the walls are completely dry sand them lightly with fine sandpaper. This is important. Most problems with Semi-Gloss paint are due to the rolling technique. Load the roller evenly. Start in sections. With semi-gloss use smaller sections than normal. These sections start with a zigzag or "W". Then go back and smooth in the sections where the area inside the "W" is bare. Don't spread the paint to thin in other words don't overroll it. When that section is done go over it once vertically with an unloaded roller and move on to the next section. Another reason you might have this problem is called flashing which relates to the primer coat. But if you try this is should solve it
 
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Old 01-21-04, 05:42 PM
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Oh one other thing be sure to "box" your paint. This means when one can is about half full , open another can and pour that into the one your using then mix well. Their are sometimes slight variations in tone from one can to the next even though its the same color
 
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Old 01-21-04, 06:46 PM
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what color

What is the color?
 
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Old 01-22-04, 11:59 AM
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Re: what color

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What is the color?
It's light blue.
 
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Old 01-23-04, 04:43 AM
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box it all

Light blue should cover well.

1. Always buy your paint from a paint store, not a big box or discount house. You get what you pay for - yes there is a difference!

2. Use top quality tools. You get what you pay for - yes there is a difference!

3. Do not over-roll nor over-brush. A roller of paint is only good for one sleeve width, floor to ceiling. And that depends on how much you've loaded onto the sleeve.

4. Box all the paint before you start.

5. Semi-gloss will show flaws in the wall you wouldn't notice otherwise. Could this be the source of the problem?
 
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