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Old 04-09-2010, 10:22 AM   #1
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I have a client who wanted me to install a little over 500' of crown moulding in his home - all in. (caulked, filled, painted) I generally don't do that as I am not a painter (ok I suck at it!) but times being slow....

so I bought a spray paint pressure pot/thingy - sprayed it all in my garage. It came out looking pretty good! not outstanding but ?

anyway, installed it, filled the nail holes with dyna patch. Came back, sanded that, then brushed paint over top.

Here's the problem - when you look long way's at the crown, (natural light) you can see "dull" spots where we put the filler! (semi-gloss latex, $35/gallon)

so I decided to just paint the whole surface- brush. We did that, and while it helped a little bit, you can still see the "dull" spots! grrrrr

so I've done something wrong here, but I don't know what it is! The client doesn't see it, he's happy, but I am not- I'm not going to fiddle with the current job anymore, but for future jobs it would be nice to be able to solve this problem.

semi-gloss is not my friend!!!!! next time it'll be eggshell....

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www.lauriescustomfinishing.ca
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The filled spots have to be primed/sealed otherwise they will absorb the finish coat at a different rate than the rest of the substrate and create areas that flash. Using a paint with less sheen will make the flashes less obvious but sealing them is the only solution.
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The filled spots have to be primed/sealed otherwise they will absorb the finish coat at a different rate than the rest of the substrate and create areas that flash. Using a paint with less sheen will make the flashes less obvious but sealing them is the only solution.

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