Streaks on ceiling I just painted


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Old 10-06-05, 04:55 AM
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Streaks on ceiling I just painted

I'm in the process of repainting our nursury. Yesterday evening after work I applied a first coat of white Behr ceiling paint. To my horror, in the morning light I see lots of streaks on the ceiling where I must have overlapped and/or overapplied. What is the best way to fix this? Will another coat hide this (it needs one anyway), or should I sand it down smooth with a pole sander before applying the second coat? Thanks!
 
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Old 10-06-05, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by DKG
I applied a first coat of white Behr ceiling paint. .. I see lots of streaks on the ceiling where I must have overlapped and/or overapplied. What is the best way to fix this?
I'd suggest going to your local independent paint shop and getting some good ceiling paint
It's my experience that the Behr takes 2-3 times as many coats and still doesn't look as good as real paint
Get some good quality roller sleeves while your there, that can make a big difference also
No need to sand it off, but a quick scuff between coats is a good idea
Ceilings can be tough, try not to squeeze every last bit of paint out of the sleeve, keep it wet
 
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Old 10-06-05, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by slickshift
I'd suggest going to your local independent paint shop and getting some good ceiling paint
It's my experience that the Behr takes 2-3 times as many coats and still doesn't look as good as real paint
Get some good quality roller sleeves while your there, that can make a big difference also
No need to sand it off, but a quick scuff between coats is a good idea
Ceilings can be tough, try not to squeeze every last bit of paint out of the sleeve, keep it wet
Yes to all of the above.
Plus, use a 3/4" roller cover.
 
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Old 10-06-05, 08:44 AM
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This is more of an application problem than a paint problem. I use Behr ceiling paint every now and then. It covers better now than it used to. It was like night and day when you put Behr ceilig white next to say B moore. Behr was so much whiter than BM that it made BM look grey. It would never cover in 1 coat though, but even then when the coverage was poor[and they noted it on the can]applying it properly never produced the results you got. It never took 3 coats as suggested,and it looked great when done


Use the 3/4 nap like PWG said. Do overlap,but don't go over places you have already painted more than a few minutes ago. Fill up the roller and don't wait till it is empty to refill it.

I don't know how anybody can say you don't need to sand it before recoating, but if there are lines in the paint a scond coat may or may not cover them.

The best ceiling paint I ever used was Pergament paint. It covered anything in 1 coat and looked great. Don't think what they sell now is the same thing[or if they even sell their own paint], this was a while ago and I haven't used it in 20 years or so,but it was good as was their wall paint.

There is no real reason that you ceiling should have came out this way. I find it strange that nobody even thought to mention your technique. It is rarely the paint imo that will produce the results you got. Sorry
 
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Old 10-06-05, 11:25 AM
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Thanks for all your thoughts

I've done a fair amount of painting, including ceilings, and I've never had this happen before. Thus, I thought perhaps the Behr paint is just thicker. However, I also made the mistake of applying the paint last night, and the lack of natural light made it hard to see what I was doing, so it could certainly be an application issue as well.

I just hate repainting ceilings!
 

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Old 10-06-05, 11:46 AM
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I have said on more than 1 occasion "if you can't see don't paint it" What I mean by that is auxilliary light. a little 500 watt halogen light is all you need Lesss than $10 in the depot. The 3/4 nap roller really helps a lot. dampen it and dry it before you start. Get it really loaded up right from the getgo. Don't go too fast near the walls[splatter]. If you used this try to get a free gallon. Just tell them it did not cover. Maybe you need to prime first for the warranty to kick in,but over white maybe not.
 
 

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