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Old 07-17-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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Recently been painting with Dulux trade vinyl emulsion, one wall has dried with a really patchy finish, looks okay from face on, but patchy as u look down the length of the wall, and the light catches. Used nine inch roller and 3 coats up to now. What am I doing wrong and how can I rectify? Thinking of Sanding down to take the sheen off, then recoat as necccasary. Help !

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Old 07-17-2012, 02:39 PM   #2
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:54 PM   #3
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was it properly prepped first?
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:06 PM   #4
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what sheen did you use? cant say for sure with out seeing but any kind of sheen in paint will show imperfections in wall .try a washable flat paint and i think you will be happy
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Greater the sheen the more differences or imperfections will show. Also remember higher sheen acrylic paints take 30 days to cure to their final surface.
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Thanks for the replys, but how do I rectify ? Should i just keep applying more coats, or sand it down and re-apply, or do I need to put a primer on it, or should I change the paint type and use a flat matt on this wall ?
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Thanks for the replys, but how do I rectify ? Should i just keep applying more coats, or sand it down and re-apply, or do I need to put a primer on it, or should I change the paint type and use a flat matt on this wall ?
Simply rub your hand over the dull area on your wall and compare that to an area that is shiny. Do you feel a difference in texture? Is this consistent on all the spots on the wall? The it's time to re texture, re prime and repaint.

If there is not a difference in texture or how it feels then prep surface prime with a high quality latex primer and re paint...


Good luck...

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