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Old 08-10-2011, 08:29 AM   #1
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dimples, small clumps in paint?

not sure how best to describe. looks like this:

in the pic, this is a first coat. paint is still wet.

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Old 08-10-2011, 03:38 PM   #2
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looks like you had some crap in your paint. Was this a can that was old or was it a new can. You could have had some crap on your roller or on the wall you are painting. Wait for paint to dry and sand down those rough spots with some 80-100grit sandpaper and then repaint. Make sure everything is clean first.


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This could happen for a number of reasons. Sometimes in the can of paint stuff starts to get clumpy and in this case get yourself a paint strainer and strain the paint into a new bucket. Your walls could have stuff on them, wipe the walls down with a DAMP sponge. Your roller cover is shedding, buy a GOOD cover and wash it first to remove leftover lint. If you are working out of a paint tray, paint will start to dry and as you reload your roller you are picking up some of that dried paint on the roller. You will almost never see a professional working from a paint tray. It allows to much air to get to a small amount of paint casusing it to dry. Work out of a five gallon bucket with a screen (a metal grid that hangs off the top of the bucket towards the paint. (A bouns with working with the screen you have a place to hang your roller if you need a smoke, potty or Miller break.)

Keeping a wet edge on the wall is as important as keeping your tools wet. If I take a break I always wrap my brush in plastic, make sure the roller is good and soaked in paint (but not to the point that I submurge the whole thing into the bucket so as to get tons of paint seeping between the cover and the carraige which will cause drips and roller lines) and throw a clean drop over the bucket. Keeping air from the paint is very important until it is on the wall.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:41 PM   #4
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Before you use this paint any more, strain it. You can buy strainers at the paint store, but old ( and not to holey) hosiery works very well.
Also some of what i saw in your pic might be fuzzies coming off a cheap roller. Use good equipment, and good paint and most problems like this are solved. But it is not unusual to have to strain a paint that has been previously opened and used.
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