Paint Flashing Issue

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Old 03-09-16, 10:26 AM
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Paint Flashing Issue

Hey guys, I am a newer DIYer and I have an issue that is driving me mad. I have a cutout shadow box that I am currently trying to paint from white to a deep red, but there is one spot that seems to be "flashing" towards the top. I have applied 5 coats of paint, but this spot still dries dull instead of statin. I was reading on some previous posts and people were discussing that the most common issue is that it wasn't primed correct. The part I am painting is definitely drywall and I am starting to doubt that the previous homeowners did anything other than slap white paint on it. My question is, would it be ok to apply primer to the area that is "flashing" and paint over it after it fully dries? Or am I going to have to suck it up, prime the whole section, and start over again?
 
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Old 03-09-16, 12:40 PM
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After 5 coats of paint I'm not sure primer would help, if you do prime you'll get the best results if you prime the whole wall. With dark reds it's best to tint the primer to grey [the red will cover better than over white]

How much time elapses between cutting in and rolling? Can you turn your roller sideways to get in closer?
 
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Would it show up in a picture so we could see what you're seeing?
 
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Here ya go! Hopefully it shows on the photo

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That isn't what I was expecting to see [I thought it would be a transition between roller and brush] What brand/line of paint did you use? can you post a pic from further back so we can the entire wall/section?
 
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Old 03-10-16, 06:26 AM
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Is this better? I could take another that is just with natural light instead

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Old 03-10-16, 07:17 AM
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I am using Valspar paint with a satin finish. And the color I am using is red dragon.
 
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My first thought would be to give it a light sanding. Let's see what Mark thinks after this latest pic.
 
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A light sanding might help. You might also try using a mini roller instead of a brush and see if that works better for you.
 
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The good news is that I have been using a mini roller, so at least that is a step in the right direction, lol. With the light sanding, what grit of sand paper should I use?
 
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180 grit would be good. Are you applying enough paint with the roller? not dry rolling
 
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Keep in mind that Satin is a fairly high sheen being one step below Semi Gloss, so even minor imperfections will be magnified.
 
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