I'm repainting a ceiling, and for some reason I can't get rid of a kind of
washboard roller-pattern. No matter how many coats I put on, in certain
light, I can see the pattern.
It's driving me crazy. Any suggestions welcome.
its kind of unclear exactly what you are describing, but heres a few
make sure you arent just seeing dryer and wetter spots. let it all dry a
dont roll it so much. especially roll the paint on, and move on.
definitely dont go over it again.
try a different brand/type of roller
if you didnt use primer on the ceiling to begin with, its time.
stop staring at it and you probably wont notice it.
Randy -- I just replied to your posting thanking you. But I have a couple of
1. Is it possible to put too many coats of paint on a ceiling and cause it
to start dropping plaster? Paint is pretty heavy, after all.
2. Would Zinsser's 1-2-3 Bullseye water-based primer do the job?
It's possible to get the plaster good and wet. Before you get to that,
then you should go, find something else to do for a day. Let it dry.
A couple days if you can't kick open windows and doors and let air flow.
A fan never hurts.
"Paint is heavy" ... not when you spread it around.
Paint the W.
It sounds as if the roller isn't loaded with paint evenly; i.e., some part
of the roller has more paint than the rest and you are transferring that to
the work surface. That is easy to do especially with long nap rollers.
Two things you can do...
1. Make sure you load the roller evenly.
2. Apply the paint in a "W" pattern then cross roll to even it out. The
"W" acts as a source of paint and is redistributed as you cross roll.
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Get the paint on a 3/4 inch roller heavy till it just drips get it on
the ceiling heavy but not till it has to much. A five gallon bucket and
scrren are best. To much paint no for plaster , no. Maybe cheap paint
you are using. Primer not at this point. Wait a few days and put it on
heavier and more evenly. overlap when wet dont stop in the middle of
job and use top quality paint , it takes practice
<< No matter how many coats I put on, in certain light, I can see the pattern.
It's driving me crazy. Any suggestions welcome. >>
There's nothing sacred about rolling on paint as it comes out of the container.
Try a dab of water in your latex in the tray, stir thoroughly and see how it
applies. A mere tablespoon of H2O might lower the surface tension and
thixotropy enough to allow a reasonable spread. I've used this trick for years
with total success except for one occasion where I foolishly bought some super
bargain paint, which wound up in the trash. HTH
On your final pass always pull or push the roller in the same
direction. Seems to help a bit for me.
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