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Old 05-18-2010, 03:17 PM   #1
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I am having a problem painting a new house. I primed the interior with one coat using an airless sprayer. Next, I applied two coats of flat ceiling paint. There were lots of places I could see where I had overlapped with the sprayer that would not disappear when the paint dried. I applied a third coat and could still see overlaps when dry. So, I thought I would apply a coat with a roller. After the roller I could see roller tracks and overlaps. Now I thought maybe it's the paint. I switched to Sherwin Williams Classic bright white. Bought new roller frame and covers. I covered 200 square feet with one gallon and still I can see the roller marks.

I might add this room is about 40 feet long with a double window at the end and when standing at the end away from the window looking into the light is when this is most obvious. If I stand under it and look up it is not so noticible. All help appreciated. I have not experienced this before. I'm starting to wonder about the drywall. Help please!
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:00 PM   #2
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Always back roll after you spray even primer or should I say especially primer, that will prevent stuff like this happening.

Glancing light is very critical to work with.

What to do now? I would suggest finding a high build flat or get your rep out and see what he can suggest product wise that will help hide that.
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Back roll when spraying it will help eliminate those kind of problems.

As far as the roller lines it comes down either as poor quality cover or poor technique such as pushing to hard on the roller, trying to sqeeze to much paint out rather than just making another dip, ect, ect, ect.
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My very first paint job - well it was part of the application process - was to pick up a roller and start doing a ceiling. Must of done it right as it was the first job I had as a painter working for a Pro. One trick I did learn long ago was that when you are spraying and back rolling to "fog" some paint on with the sprayer. Otherwise, use what Wise said. Alot of times if they are new ceilings with no primer a good sealing primer (WB) will help even out the absorbtion and drying time.
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It sounds like you have paint build-up and will be skimming the ceiling..............
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One of the guys at the lumber yard told me to back roll the primer too. Should have listened. This back rolling thing is new to me but guess I know now. Anyway I went to Sherwin Williams and got a gallon of Promar 200 in a flat white and a 3/4" nap roller cover and painted the ceiling at the opposite end. It looks much better, maybe not perfect but I will probably be the only one to ever notice and only since I know about it. Thanks and I will be a back roller from now on.
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Close the curtains.
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And turn the lights off......
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Have you ever painted New Construction before, or are you a painter?
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One of the guys at the lumber yard told me to back roll the primer too.
The Deli guy at my local market told me how to do drywall.
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Welcome to new construction,the problems start at the kit/dr/lr ceilings and spread from there!
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I like the curtain and lights idea. Yes, I used to paint new construction, in the 80's I was in the business of building and selling houses for a few years. I have never been a professional painter though.
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I like the curtain and lights idea. Yes, I used to paint new construction, in the 80's I was in the business of building and selling houses for a few years. I have never been a professional painter though.
WTF?????? How do you go from that to painting??????
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The Deli guy at my local market told me how to do drywall.
"Just like spreadin' mayo."
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