High-gloss finish is bumpy after foam roller

Old 03-06-21, 02:43 AM
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High-gloss finish is bumpy after foam roller

I sprayed on gloss paint to my bathroom cabinets a couple years ago. I need to perform some touch ups after some damage. I tried using a high density foam roller however it left a ton of "bumps" in the paint??

Any additives or solutions would be appreciated, thank your.
Old 03-06-21, 03:38 AM
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Are they bumps in the paint [boogers] or is it roller stipple/orange peel? Sanding and thinning the next coat of paint should fix the latter.
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Sound like maybe the roller was full of some debris from the manufacturing process and needed to be cleaned first? A good rinse beforehand could help. I typically use nap rollers and know that they can shed if you don't get all the lint off first. I wrap painters tape around my new rollers before using them to remove lint. Clothes dryer works too.
Old 03-06-21, 05:33 AM
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Foam rollers tend to put air bubbles into paint.
Old 03-06-21, 01:49 PM
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I sprayed on gloss paint
When you spray on a finish, the atomized paint flows out to produce a very flat finish, just like the paint on your car.

Using a roller, foam or nap, puts too much paint on the surface, which is needed for painting to keep the wet edge, but it will always add a little bit of "texture"!

The two methods are not compatible and your going to see the difference!

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