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Old 11-28-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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I have never tried this before. I thought it would be simple!

Oh, well, that is why I started with only one wall..so I can learn from my mistakes...

What is happening is, with any brush or roller stroke, I am just as likely to be taking some previously-spread primer OFF the wall as I am to be putting in ON the wall. As you can imagine, this results in some pretty spotty workmanship instead of the smooth coat of primer I was attempting.

I am probably making some typical beginner's mistake.

Any ideas, suggestions, advice, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-28-2009, 06:17 PM   #2
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:22 PM   #3
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:30 PM   #4
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Are you trying to put latex-based primer on a wall that was previously papered?
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No, it is just a wooden wall with a color my wife does not like, so I am putting some (non-voc) primer on it in preparation for changing the color. I am having trouble making a smooth coat because sometimes the roller or brush takes OFF my fresh primer instead of putting it ON.

I hope this clearer (sorry, new here, just learning the ropes...)

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No, it is just a wooden wall with a color my wife does not like, so I am putting some (non-voc) primer on it in preparation for changing the color. I am having trouble making a smooth coat because sometimes the roller or brush takes OFF my fresh primer instead of putting it ON.

I hope this clearer (sorry, new here, just learning the ropes...)

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Oil-base/alklyd primer always best on bare wood. Did the wood have a finish already on it?
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It isn't bare wood, it has a coat of paint of the color left by the previous owners.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:29 AM   #8
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Very cool to have related video clips show up at the bottom of this thread...just discovered those this morning...I think I see part of the my problem...

Rolling my roller in the tray never completely covers it. It always stops rolling with some of the roller covered and some of it not. Turning it over doesn't help, then it rolls so that the uncovered part stays out of the paint in the tray.

I am going to try using a bucket instead of a tray. That should make sure the whole roller gets covered and hopefully solve my problem.

Thanks for your input everyone.

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You don't have enough paint on the roller. Get a better tray where you can load the entire roller and not just a part of it before you bring it to the wall.
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Sounds like the primer is not bonding to the existing paint that is on the wall. I had that problem with my current remodel. I started to roll on the primer, from which I painted directly from the 5 gallon pale so the entire roller was covered, and at times the roller would slide instead of roll and in some areas the primer would begin to slide down the wall...not drip but slide.

After noticing that, I took a pole sander and lightly sanded all of the walls. This solved it. Primer rolled on and stayed on nicely. 2 top coats and I am in business.

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