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Old 06-21-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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Finally got the first coat of paint rolled on the LR. As I was up close doing some other work I could see that on the textured walls (orange peel) in some places the roller only covered the high parts and didn't cover the valleys or low parts in the texture.

I was afraid to over roll.

Does this mean I didn't roll enough or that I didn't use enough paint?

I will soon be putting the 2nd coat on and while I think it will solve the problem by covering the missed spots I want to be sure my technique is right.

The guy at the paint store was quite serious today when he said I must have a large house. I said no, 1,400 sf. He said he thought it was 3,000 the way I was in there buying up paint. Geez, now I'm embarrassed to go back again. I've bought 2 gallons for each room, (except baths).

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sure technique makes a difference. But that second coat usually saves the day. Just don't be afraid to get paint on that roller- and go about 1.5 the width of the roller with each load. No more.

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Finally got the first coat of paint rolled on the LR. As I was up close doing some other work I could see that on the textured walls (orange peel) in some places the roller only covered the high parts and didn't cover the valleys or low parts in the texture.

I was afraid to over roll.

Does this mean I didn't roll enough or that I didn't use enough paint?

I will soon be putting the 2nd coat on and while I think it will solve the problem by covering the missed spots I want to be sure my technique is right.

The guy at the paint store was quite serious today when he said I must have a large house. I said no, 1,400 sf. He said he thought it was 3,000 the way I was in there buying up paint. Geez, now I'm embarrassed to go back again. I've bought 2 gallons for each room, (except baths).
How thick is the roller you're using?? I would say you would need at least a 3/8" nap, 1/2" probably better.

Depends on the guy at the paint store. I was in S-W last week for a gallon of ceiling paint. Sales guy: What can I help you with? Me: Need a gallon of ceiling paint. Sales guy: Just one? Me: 285 sq ft, whats the coverage say? Sales guy: 350-400, never goes that far. Guess we'll see who's right, I only bought one gallon. I did get 3 gallons of primer, plus for finish coats 2 gallons for three of the walls and 1 gallon for the feature wall too. That's 7 gallons for basically one room and a hallway. Hasn't been painted since moby dick was a minnow either.
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How thick is the roller you're using?? I would say you would need at least a 3/8" nap, 1/2" probably better.

Depends on the guy at the paint store. I was in S-W last week for a gallon of ceiling paint. Sales guy: What can I help you with? Me: Need a gallon of ceiling paint. Sales guy: Just one? Me: 285 sq ft, whats the coverage say? Sales guy: 350-400, never goes that far. Guess we'll see who's right, I only bought one gallon. I did get 3 gallons of primer, plus for finish coats 2 gallons for three of the walls and 1 gallon for the feature wall too. That's 7 gallons for basically one room and a hallway. Hasn't been painted since moby dick was a minnow either.



definitely need a 1/2 cover
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Find a Wooster Polar Bear cover if you can. They work wonders getting into textured surfaces.
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I'm using Dove 1/2" roller cover.

I think the wall that covered the worst was done last when I was really tired.

When I put the 2nd coat on, I'll reverse the direction where I begin.

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