Answer for Eggshell latex paint showing roller marks on floor to ceiling wall!

I have never had a problem with any of the eggshell paints from Benjamin Moore and others, but this Valspar is really hard to work with. I, too have some marks and I hate to see them, but I'm not about to redo the whole thing.

I wish I had bought a can of flat and a can of eggshell and mixed them. Maybe I'd have that little bit of luster I was looking for without all these messy lines.

I also asked the salesperson for that type of paint and they said they only had flat. I have a feeling that the MATTE finish in this product would be just what most of us want.

Maybe the Valspar rep could respond to that issue also.

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Answer for Eggshell latex paint showing roller marks on floor to ceiling wall!

I found these answers from Jeff Widmer on another forum on this same issue.

Don't go back to previously painted areas until that area has completely dried. While the paint is drying it will look splotchy and uneven. Walk away, don't touch it, and come back in about 4-6 hours when it has dried. It will then look even.

Make sure you are putting enough paint on the wall and don't try and stretch a roller too far between loading it with paint. For example, load up your roller with paint and then put the paint on the wall in a wide "W" shape. Then roll it out in that general area but don't try and push the paint too far on the wall without going back to the paint tray.

Let the first coat dry thoroughly before putting a second coat on. If you start putting the second coat on too soon (or come back to an area that started drying but has not dried completely) then you will disturb the first coat and get blotches where the portions of the first coat that began to dry already become pulled up and absorbed by the second coat.

Roll out an area and then walk away. Don't keep rolling it out trying to get it perfect. Just put the paint on nice and even with about 4 to 6 passes with the roller (OK maybe I do more like 10 to 12) and then move onto the next area of the wall. Rolling the same area out over and over again just makes the coat of paint very thin and also you can end up pushing any dried areas of paint around the wall.

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Answer for Eggshell latex paint showing roller marks on floor to ceiling wall!

I use GRAND DISTINCTION paint with primer already in it from Menards. I use 1/2 inch nap roller cover. Don't be stingy with the paint & make sure you final strokes are up & down to blend the paint in. It will come out great. Good luck.

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My husband wanted to try Valspar and we did, and I am not happy with the marks it left. Will redo the bathroom with my trusted Benjamin Moore Regal Matte finish, awesome every time and it's washable. Using this for my bathroom. Also, buy the best roller available.

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I have used Valspar and Sherwin Williams egshell and satin finishes…

It seemed like Valspar Satin was a bit more sensitive to leaving rollermarks however you must always roll from dry paint into wet. Rolling from dry into wet will allow the paint to overlap and blend…making sure not to press too hard on the roller handle so the paint doesn't "smush" or "roll" out on the edges of the roller or else you'll DEFINITELY have roller marks. So, roll from dry to wet, overlap and make sure you roll out/over half of the roller width each time you make a swath.

Sherwin Williams Egshell paint has been overall pretty good to work with. Like I said before, paint from dry to wet always making sure you're rolling over and smoothing out the previous half of the roller width as to not leave roller marks. Don't ever paint one section of the wall and come back to finish 5 or 10 minutes later…or else you'll definitely get roller marks no matter what paint you use.

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I to used a eggshell Valspar paint to paint my home, having 5 kids I was looking for cleanable. The whole house looks awful, there are roller marks everywhere. We thought buying a good paint was going to prevent this, silly us.

I love the colors in my house, and I am afraid if I try to color match the paint, that the color is going to come out wrong. I can't even imagine having to paint the whole house again, but the roller marks are driving me insane.

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I hate eggshell

Our painter talked us into using Eggshell, and I hate it. All of the two story walls look awful (even the slightest imperfection shows due to the sheen), and you absolutely cannot touch up spots, especially with darker colors.

And ever worse, the seem between where the roller and the brush was cut in is clearly visible everywhere.

I know eggshell has a reputation as being "cleanable", and I have kids, but I'd much rather have flat so that I can just touch up or repaint any bad spots instead of dealing with this! Now I get to repaint most of the house!

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Answer for Eggshell latex paint showing roller marks on floor to ceiling wall!

Hi Maggie, I'm Jeff Bartos, a technical support supervisor at Valspar. I saw the question you posed about roller marks resulting from a recent paint application on your ceiling. I'm sorry you had issues with the paint, but I think I could offer some suggestions to you if you give me a few more details about the project. If you like, please call 888-313-5569, ask for me, and we can hopefully try to figure out what when wrong and come up with a solution to fix the roller marks. Thanks!

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Answer for Eggshell latex paint showing roller marks on floor to ceiling wall!

A flat paint is a good choice for tall or long walls. One possibility is the way you applied the paint and the paint itself.

For walls that have little or no applied texture, rolling is a typical up/down motion can produce lines or streaks the width of the roller. These are noticeable when looking down the wall. The lines are also more noticeable with paint that has a sheen.

A better way to roll smooth walls is always ending with a downward rolling movement. This will "lay down" the paint in the same direction.

Applying paint this way has its limits. If the paint dries too quickly the same streaky look will still happen. A good way to help the paint is to condition it. Adding a paint additive will extend the dry time. A good additive foe water based paints is Floetrol. It is a great additive for both brushing and rolling.

Using a flat paint might have prevented your problem and it is easier to work with in your situation. But, with a little tweaking to your paint and application method you can have a sheen and good looking large walls.

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