I have just bought a house and have been painting the living room all
weekend. After washing the walls and putting on a primer, we painted
on our first layer of color with brushes and rollers.
We haven't used cheap paint or brushes. Why would the walls look all
patchy and streaky?? what did we do wrong? would this turn out okay on
second coat of color??
I have seen this, too, here in Denmark .. the moisture from the paint
will go through the primer, dissolve some old stuff below, that then
will seep back out through the primer and paint. Same result on next
coat of paint, etc. A non (water)permeable primer solved it.
ya thats still my thoughts too. something is seeping through.
how long did you let the primer dry before painting it? if you're only
using one coat of primer ive found its best to let it dry overnight so any
bleeding will stop at the primer.
well if multiple coats dont fix it, try getting a scrap of wallboard or
something and conduct a test. prime and paint it the same way, with the same
primer and paint you used on the walls and see if its the paint, or the
Did you put on a much deeper color? Dark colors (esp red and blue)
don't cover as well as others, and the paint chart will sometimes
FWIW, I've done a lot of painting, watched pro's, and still have trouble
getting paint on evenly without roller marks.
Perhaps a dumb question, but have you let it dry fully?
(We had a terrible fright the first time we painted with emulsion
paint; went to bed feeling just *awful* at the sight of what we'd
done; and woke up the next morning to a smooth and pretty surface. If
it's not that, I dunno...)
On 2 Aug 2004 07:50:24 -0700, mont email@example.com (Mike Noirca)
You probably didn't put enuff paint on the walls. If you get cheap and
try to stretch the paint this can happen. Try repainting one wall. Get
the roller good and wet and lay a thick coat on there. See if it
I would definitly do a second coat on a wall and let it dry completely
before tinkering with correction. You aren't using a darker color are you?
We did a dark red in our dining room and a navy in another room and they
needed primer plus three coats for rich coverage. HTH
Depends on what "patchy and streaky" means. Could be bad technique. Could
be your definition of "cheap". Could be bad paint, or improperly stirred
paint, or multiple cans of paint that weren't mixed ahead of time and don't
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