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Old 08-09-2006, 03:09 PM   #1
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Hi . I'm a relative DIY newbie, and I'm currently in the process of painting my room.

Anyway, here's my problem: I just finished painting one of my walls black (boysen) using a polyester roller. I stepped back and suddenly realized that there are tiny hairs in the paint job! What do I do?!

Also, am I supposed to add thinner to a freshly opened can of paint, because I didn't.

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Old 08-09-2006, 03:16 PM   #2
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We always use good quality covers and still tack them off with tape to remove any loose fibers in the cover. Sand the wall lightly between coats to remove fibers.

Is your paint latex (acrylic) - water, or oil based (alkyd) - thinner? Most residential paint does not need to be thinned down to use properly.

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Thanks for the speedy reply! I'll go and do that. What grade sandpaper should I use?

I'm using oil-based paints to paint my bedroom. I'm painting the entire bastard white, save for one wall that I'm doing in black.

As for the rollers, what kind of sleeve do you recommend I use? Those spongy things? those fuzzy things?

My apologies for sounding like a retard

thanks again

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Old 08-09-2006, 06:01 PM   #4
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Normally you wouldn't thin down a wall paint
What kind of oil are you using?
Some are pretty thick for rolling, but still...I wouldn't thin it unless it was reeeeeaaaaallllyyyy thick

You can "tape" your roller sleeves, use tape to get the loose fibers off, but your really better off (especially as you are using oil) using a better quality sleeve
I'd suggest at least a 50/50 (wool/poly) from Purdy, Wooster, or Sherwin Williams
Or even the White Dove (poly) from Purdy
None should have to be taped, but you might want to just to be safe

No spongy things

I'd try 220 grit first so see if it works, but 180 would be OK also
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Just curious, but why use oil for interior walls? What product are you using (primer or topcoat)?
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Thank you, Kennedy and slickshift!

I followed your advice, and the room is looking much, much better already. I went out and bought a wool sleeve, as well as some sandpaper to remove those little fuzzy nazis setting camp in between my paint job. it's quite a bit of work, but i'd rather do that that live with an ugly paint job.

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Glad it's looking good
Thanks for the update

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