Uneven Paint Texture


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Old 09-14-14, 05:53 PM
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Uneven Paint Texture

I painted the dining room, laundry room, & bathroom last May. The walls were originally paneling that had a wallpaper look. I wanted paint that was washable, durable, and not too expensive. I chose Olympic One Satin.

The dining room & laundry room look good. The paint on the bathroom walls has an uneven texture. I had unexpected guests & rolled the bathroom walls while I was talking to them. When the light shined on the walls the next day, I saw what I did. The bathroom looks fine from a distance, but when light shines on the walls, it shows.

Iíve been tempted to put a second coat on it, but Iím afraid of making it worse. Whatís the simplest way to fix this? Thanks.
 
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If it's just in the paint you should be able to sand lightly and apply an even coat of paint to make it look right. Are there any roller marks in the wall?
 
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Just what is it that 'shows' when a light shines on it? Without knowing that it's hard to say for certain but if you got a good job in some rooms and not in this one because you were distracted, I would say it's likely re-coating could resolve the problem.
 
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There are no roller marks. It just doesn't look good. Name:  100_0274.jpg
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I don't see anything in your picture - is the flaw visible to you in it?
 
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I don't think you did anything wrong in painting. It looks like this is simply an unattractive texture pattern. You could paint this 2 or 3 times, it won't change the appearance of the texture.

If you really don't like it, I think one option is to skim coat the wall with joint compound. This takes prep work and will be quite a project. It's doable if you want to go to the trouble.
 
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It looks like the paint might have been applied too heavy in spots but it's really hard to tell from a pic.
I'd sand the wall and repaint. If that doesn't fix it you'll likely have to skim coat and start over.
 
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I am being picky. It's not bothering anyone that lives here but me. There's a skylight that lights up the wall in the afternoon and the paint looks uneven. Most of the walls in the house have a washable vinyl coating. They painted perfectly. The walls in this little bathroom weren't washable. They were absorbent. That's probably why it looks different. I won't put a second coat on it. Thanks for the input.
 
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Ah, that makes more sense - it is possible different parts of the wall absorbed the paint differently and an additional coat should resolve that.
 
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I hadn't read all the responses before. Light sanding and repaint might help?
 
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Yes, just make sure to remove the sanding dust before re-painting.
 
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Thanks for all the responses.
 
 

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