Rolling With Dark Colors - Painting - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

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


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-16-2010, 02:18 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Rolling with dark colors

I have been painting with a dark red; I'm left with dark lines and patchy spots HELP


moseiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2010, 02:55 PM   #2
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 292
Rewards Points: 252

Rolling with dark colors

The million dollar questions...

What brand of paint and what sheen level?

what roller are you using - brand / nap??
what condition were the walls and were they primed? If so, with what and was the primer tinted??

Red is pretty much the hardest color to paint with. When using dark reds is standard operating procedure to use a high quality paint (like BM's Aura), use a good roller - purdy or similar, and plan on doing two coats. If you use something other than Aura or similar product, plan on using a tinted high quality primer. Two schools of thought with the primer under reds - some like a gray primer and some like a red primer - either way with most brands/lines of paint you need a tinted primer first.

I'll warn you now - if you answer Behr / valspar / or similar brand of paint - the collective sigh from the people on this message board will be heard from miles away =)

good luck!


mazzonetv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2010, 09:47 PM   #3
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: oregon
Posts: 505
Rewards Points: 500

Rolling with dark colors

1/2" nap for sure. keep a wet edge, don't press too hard, expect to use multiple coats. if you did buy valspar you better have an airless to shoot it on with. if you bought behr give it away. make sure the room is 70-80deg too if you can. it's starting to get so cold out that painting is getting to be much more difficult than it was mid summer.
racebum is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
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
What colors go good with a light green? tina21 Interior Decorating 18 11-25-2015 04:31 PM
Choosing colors for painting living room, kitchen Bugpals Painting 2 05-15-2009 10:19 AM
I Hate Ice Stubbie Off Topic 20 12-21-2008 12:41 PM
Tips for painting with dark colors pjm Painting 10 06-13-2008 10:07 PM
Painting With Very Dark Colors shapeshifter Painting 8 01-10-2008 07:10 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts