Answer for Paint Roller Marks

When painting, you are suppose to trim out a section around the corner, ceiling and floor. Start at the top and imagine a 3×3 section, paint a W in the imaginary section, then paint in the section. Go right below it and do the same thing. Repeat til you have a solid column. Re-dip your roller and roll ceiling to floor over the column. Then start right next to it and repeat steps. Always maintain a wet edge. Doing these steps will eliminate coats and roller marks.

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I can't believe none of the painters mentioned laying off with your roller. What you have are fat edges. Roll a section from ceiling to floor two widths of your roller. Now go back, start at the top and roll down making sure to keep it straight. Also, make sure not to apply too much pressure to either end of the frame. Doing so causes the "fat edges". Just remember to check your work as you go. Step off to the side and make sure you're not leaving any heavy lines. Best of luck.

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All dark or true colors are difficult to use and they don't cover as well as lighter pastels. It is possible that you need another coats of green. Also, make sure to use the proper rolling technique; no dry rolling and always finish with a down stroke.

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Well after reading this is I went down the list and well i don't no what i did wrong. I got the best roller covers I could buy they were $6 a piece!!!

I got high quality paint that has no sheen-Its flat or matte.

I got all new equipment and now there's roller marks when u look at it from the side.

(My roller is 3/8 on a flat wall. Also the wall is going to be green.)

Do I have to paint it faster?

Does the the paint need more sheen?

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Painting with the color red

Red paint is the hardest paint to use, it separates the men from the boy's. As one painter said before, me use a gray paint of primer the first coat. For some reason the gray color is not hard for red color to cover, then make sure you are not dry rolling, or trying to go too far with each dip of paint. You want to keep what painters call a wet edge, this means that all you paint laps need to lead into wet paint and not dry. Do not put pressure on the edges of the roller when you paint this causes roller lines.

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If you are painting with a red it is important to remember that primer is cheaper than paint and that if you don't use a tinted gray primer, that even with multiple coats you will be able to see color underneath. This is because some colors are transparent.

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Painting Red

How many coats did you put on the wall? I'm a painter and red usually takes 3-4 coats to cover good unless you prime the walls with a gray tinted primer and then put two coats on, which means 3 coats anyway.

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In order to get rid of the roller marks you will have to repaint the wall or walls that are affected. Before you start reapplying the paint consider the basic causes of roller marks.

1) Quality of the Paint – High quality paint is easier to apply and spreads or levels more evenly than cheap paint. Always buy the best you can afford.

2) Sheen – Typically flat paints are a little harder to apply. Even a slight sheen, like eggshell, will slide on the surface a little easier. Think of it this way, flat paint will require a little more pressure on the roller cover when compared to paint with more sheen.

3) Condition the Paint – To help the paint spread out on the wall, provide better leveling qualities and keep that all important wet edge (especially with dark paint colors) consider adding a paint conditioner. For water based paints I like Flotrol, available at your local paint store. As a general rule I add 1/2 gallon of Flotrol to 5 gallons of paint. More can be added if your paint is very thick to begin with.

4) Quality Roller Frame and Roller Cover – Many paint problems are caused by cheap tools. We've all seen it at the hardware store, a roller pan (or bed pan), a cheap flimsy roller frame and a inadequate (junk) roller cover for a few bucks. You will work really hard and not achieve good results.

5) Good painting tools, like what I use, cost just a little more. Consider purchasing a good rigid roller frame, high quality lamb's wool roller cover and a good roller pole (instead of a broom stick). Also consider using a 5 gallon bucket and roller screen, better than a "bed pan" any day. A good roller cover will require less pressure to distribute the paint and the rest will make your painting more enjoyable.

6) Thickness of the Roller Cover – A roller cover that is too thick or too thin will leave roller marks. For smooth surfaces use 3/8 or 1/2 inch nap thickness, textured walls are best painted with a 3/4 inch thick cover.

Using good tools, conditioning the paint and a good paint rolling technique the end result should be no roller marks and a better looking wall.

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