Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-29-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 157
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Painting half of a wall


I'm repainting the interior walls of my garage base white, latex, eggshell finish. For various reasons, on one wall, I had to paint one half at a time. Now that I'm painting the second half, wondering if there is a way to blend where the new meets the previously repainted? After the first coat, the color matches fine but there is a line at the transition that is a different sheen.

It's a garage so I'm not going to any great lengths to fix this -- just wondering if there is an easy pro trick that I'm not aware of.

silversport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 10:42 AM   #2
Member
 
Mr. Paint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: San Carlos, CA
Posts: 341
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Painting half of a wall


You went beyond good painting procedeure; you will not get good results. Consider a wood molding strip in that area. You could intentionally use two colors if you do that.

Mr. Paint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
Member
 
ARC Painting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 109
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Painting half of a wall


You could do another rolling of the complete wall. A thin coat will do.

If it is a really big wall, and you don't have enough paint, then you could roll over the middle area and just try to feather it in. Comes down to technique, and you could improve it, but ideally you want to roll the whole wall at once.
__________________
Toronto Painters, House Painting
Facebook: ARC Painting Toronto


ARC Painting is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Frame out basement half wall diyinwi Remodeling 6 04-03-2012 09:08 PM
Removing a portion of a load bearing wall WFCC Carpentry 3 09-17-2011 06:17 PM
Painting Kitchen Cabinets, Back wall NewlywedKristin Interior Decorating 12 03-18-2010 10:23 AM
How to strengthen up a half wall zetti1102 Carpentry 6 11-06-2009 08:17 PM
How do I cut a wall in half the right way? sonnycrockett Building & Construction 10 02-18-2008 06:04 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.