Roller Marks Roller Marks
Roller marks or stipple and any unintentional textured pattern left in the paint finish by the roller.
- Use a roller cover with the proper frame and nap.
- Avoid too long a nap for the paint and the substrate.
- Use a quality roller cover to ensure adequate film thickness is applied and the uniformity of the finish.
- Quality paint roller covers are built around a phoenelic, plastic or wire mesh core that will not soften when wet.
- High quality paints tend to roll on more evenly due to their higher solids content and leveling properties.
- Moisten roller covers used with latex paint and shake out all excess water.
- Use a quality roller frame, not one with removable end caps that may mark walls.
- Apply even presure and don't let paint build up at the ends of the roller.
- Begin rolling at a corner near the ceiling and work down the wall in three or foot square sections.
- Spread paint on in a zigzag "M" pattern, beginning with an upward stroke to minimize spatter
- Without lifting the roller from the surface fill in the zigzag pattern with even parallel strokes.