cut in doesn't match roll out

Old 02-01-06, 04:13 PM
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Question cut in doesn't match roll out

I recently cut in and rolled out my family room and kitchen. I used the same paint from the same can for both and the can was made up the morning I got started. In other words, the can came out of the shaker at the store and went onto the walls the same day. I worked out of the can and it appeared to be evenly mixed. When I poured the paint into my tray, it looked as if it was blended well and all one color. When the paint began to dry, the cut in was lighter in shade than what was rolled out so as to appear like two different colors. There is a line all around the room where the roll out meets what was brushed in. What causes this and how do I fix it. The paint covered nicely in one coat.
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From what color to what color?
The brushing may have gone on thinner than the rolling
Another coat may solve the problem

Did you roll first or cut in first?
Regardless, cut in then roll on the next coat for sure

What kind/type of paint?
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Brushing often goes on thinner/streakier for most diyers. Another coat will take care of it. You don't notice it as much with roller sleeves because of the nap.
Good brushes help alleviate the problem.
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It is also helpful to roll as close as possible to the ceiling, trim, next wall etc.
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Recoat with paint until it matches. This is definitely the most common problem when trying to get away with one coat. Also they sell small diameter rollers (little john's as we call them) that will help you get a close as possible.

Hope this helps,
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It sounds like hatbanding to me.

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