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Painting novice 05-12-2012 10:12 PM

Streaks on door
How do I correct several paint streaks on an interior door? The streaks are near the top as apparently there was too much semi gloss paint on the top edge and when I tried to remedy this I left several uneven and unsightly streaks. I used a Glidden gloss thick gel type paint over a primed door. This is a first coat.

joecaption 05-12-2012 10:15 PM

Your saying streaks, but I guess you mean paint runs.
Sand them and repaint.
Always better if possible to paint a door laying down.

Gymschu 05-12-2012 10:41 PM

Easy to correct. As Joe said, let the paint dry and then gently sand the runs.......wipe dust off with a wet rag or sackcloth. Put on your second coat and you should be fine.

user1007 05-13-2012 03:46 AM

And remember, semi-gloss takes 30 days or so to cure. You may see what look like inconsistencies between coats in places that will mellow over time.

If it is about paint runs? Proceed as suggested.

If you are seeing color streaks it may be the pigment is not mixed completely in the paint can. You cannot rely only on the shaker at the paint store. You have to stir the paint when you get it home as well. And stir it before each use and even during use if it is a heavily pigmented color.

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