- Patchy Paint Finish
I always use Dulux Trade emulsion and I never use brilliant white, just plain white.
I know the feeling you have, but once it's allowed to dry properly it tends to settle down. There's a lot of water that has to come out and the paint tends to flatten over a couple of weeks. You can usually see the difference in texture between tthe rollered bits and the brushed edges at first, but these also disappear.Posted 7 years ago
I have recently had my whole house re skimmed i have allowed the plaster to dry (it took me about 6 weeks to get round to applying the mist coat) have painted a mist coat by watering down some white matt emulsion and now i am painting the final matt white coat on the ceilings.
I am using a medium pile roller but i am finding that once dry (and even when still wet and when applying the paint) the paint appears to be going on patchy and drying patchy so when the light catches the paint it has an inconsistent finish over the whole ceiling.
I have given one ceiling 3 coats of paint and still i am getting this issue.
When you look up close at the patches you can see that its covered ok because you cannot see any pink plaster. And some parts of the ceiling look fine. I am baffled as to what to do or what it could be.
Do i go for better more expensive white matt emulsion? do i go for silk or satin white paint? should i use a short pile roller? am i painting in the wrong hot time of year (it does get hot in my house and the paint is drying quicker than normal) am i not allowing enough drying time between coats?
Help! as the weekend is coming up i am going to attempt another crack at painting the ceilings so any advice to make this the last weekend of painting those god damn ceilings would be great!!!Posted 7 years agoTheFunkyMonkeyMember
I've been using leyland super leytex trade a lot recently, it's excellent stuff and very keenly priced. Selco do it for around 15 quid for 15 litres.
I reckon it's as good as dulux too.
Have you got a decent roller? Harris, purdy etc, or a cheap supermarket one? Can make a big difference.
Are you pressing too hard or letting the roller do the work?Posted 7 years ago
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