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Old 02-21-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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I thought the store primer was enough, but I am using a small sponge roller and getting streaks. Do I need to prime their primer? and how do I get rid of streaks now that I have two coats of semi gloss paint on it?

I have only done one door and I am not happy with the way it looks. Most of it is nice and smooth but there are some streaks??


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Look at a thread lower in the page called painting interior doors- pretty much answers the same Q.

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If you have a lot of doors, consider renting a sprayer.
Much better results.
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I thought the store primer was enough, but I am using a small sponge roller and getting streaks. Do I need to prime their primer? and how do I get rid of streaks now that I have two coats of semi gloss paint on it?

I have only done one door and I am not happy with the way it looks. Most of it is nice and smooth but there are some streaks??
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I don't use sponge rollers for painting latex on doors. I use a small 4" Whizz type roller w/fabric roller cover. One reason I use a fabric roller is because it holds a lot of paint and I can spread it around. Foam hold barely any paint and has a tendency to dry quickly for that reason.
I'm not sure what type of doors you have so it's hard to tell you the technique I like to use when finishing doors.
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If you have a lot of doors, consider renting a sprayer.
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If you have a lot of doors, consider renting a sprayer.
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A sprayer is not always the most efficient way to go. Especially for a diyer. If your inexperienced with a sprayer and spraying doors you can end up having a lot of runs and sags. Even as a pro painter their are only certain situations that warrant breaking out a sprayer for some doors. With the right technique and proper tools you can get a nice smooth uniform finish on doors by hand, even on metal doors.
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A sprayer is not always the most efficient way to go. Especially for a diyer. If your inexperienced with a sprayer and spraying doors you can end up having a lot of runs and sags. Even as a pro painter their are only certain situations that warrant breaking out a sprayer for some doors. With the right technique and proper tools you can get a nice smooth uniform finish on doors by hand, even on metal doors.
You're right. A sprayer needs to be in good hands.
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Trish,
I don't use sponge rollers for painting latex on doors. I use a small 4" Whizz type roller w/fabric roller cover. One reason I use a fabric roller is because it holds a lot of paint and I can spread it around. Foam hold barely any paint and has a tendency to dry quickly for that reason.
I'm not sure what type of doors you have so it's hard to tell you the technique I like to use when finishing doors.
In general we use a mini fabric roller too, as you said it holds more paint and then tip it off with a brush. That is also how we train our guys, as its pretty efficient. I have found sponge rollers to be pretty much useless.
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In general we use a mini fabric roller too, as you said it holds more paint and then tip it off with a brush. That is also how we train our guys, as its pretty efficient. I have found sponge rollers to be pretty much useless.
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I want to thank all for their suggestions. I went and got the better rollers and that has help a lot; I also got primer for the other 3 doors so that I do not have to put so many coats of my semi gloss. The door I started has been fixed and looks good
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Also remember it takes latex/acrylic paints 30 days to cure and you cannot judge the appearance of the surface completely until then. Many imperfections will work themselves out in the process.

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