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Hi there,

New to the forum, and I am glad I found it. I do the maintenance at a clothing design company and have been asked to paint a wall flat black. I have used this before with little trouble, but the particular wall I am tackling is larger in scale than any I have attempted.

I did 3 coats yesterday, and upon checking today, it looked pretty bad--could easily tell where i cut in, and some streaking from the roller. I am planning on another coat and pulling down from the ceiling each time I roll it, but how to reduce the streaking where I cut in, around the door and outlets?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. And if I posted this in the wrong section, please advise as to how I should best use this forum.

Thanks!

p.s. I am using benjamin moore flat black paint
 

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Hi there,

New to the forum, and I am glad I found it. I do the maintenance at a clothing design company and have been asked to paint a wall flat black. I have used this before with little trouble, but the particular wall I am tackling is larger in scale than any I have attempted.

I did 3 coats yesterday, and upon checking today, it looked pretty bad--could easily tell where i cut in, and some streaking from the roller. I am planning on another coat and pulling down from the ceiling each time I roll it, but how to reduce the streaking where I cut in, around the door and outlets?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. And if I posted this in the wrong section, please advise as to how I should best use this forum.

Thanks!

p.s. I am using benjamin moore flat black paint
Any dark color in flat finish is difficult to get perfect. The larger the area the tougher. It would probably help to tape it out and spray it, but I doubt that is an option. What product line are you using in the Ben Moore? You might try the Matte finish in the Regal line or even the Aura if it is available. I can not remember the last time I needed it. Try to minimize your cut in and roll as close as you can and don't use a super thin nap cheapo roller. The faster you do it and the less you work it the better the results -usually. That being said I usually try to talk the customer into at least an eggshell finish when it comes to very dark colors.
 

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Zack, I applaud your efforts to do the best at your job, Cliff (and Wise) pretty much answered your question. Good luck to you.


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