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Old 09-12-2009, 05:31 AM   #16
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One should always try to keep a wet edge( aura by ben moore is different and flat paint not so much) but I always only do one wall at a time. Cut it in and then roll it, one wall at a time( especially with any other sheen than flat)
Now that will maybe solve your problem.

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At times when a painter is trying to figure out what people are trying to say. Like the word that we got to dried. But the way you are phrasing it is now I think you are saying drying.

It is always best to roll into a wet cut. But not all the time is that possible. Due to painters have a more rapid speed of doing thing. And most of the time we are rolling into a wet edge.And homeowners have a slower speed of doing things. And not always able to have a wet edge.

Relax it's only paint. There is nothing you can't fix.You don't like the color change it. You don't like the texture change it. You don't like the way it looks fix it. It's only paint.

Now in picture 1. I do not see a lap mark. What I do see is a heavy build up of paint on the cut area. All the texture has been heavily filled in . And the rest of the wall, not so heavily filled in. Now I don't know if it was that way before you started or not. So it may or may not be your fault.

Picture 2. all I see is a lot of glare. sorry.
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I have failed.

I'd say your little guy there needs some aspirins , and a good night sleep.
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Essentially, yes. I would not recommend the 5 gal bucket for the home owner though.
Why's that? I'm new to painting (3 rooms and 4 closets under my belt, if I'm remembering properly) but read recently about using a bucket and now use it exclusively...even for closets!

I hate having to refill the tray all the time and the risk of stepping in it. Buckets seem so much easier and neater to me.

(I also have four cats so I have a steady supply of kitty litter buckets--no need to wash!)
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Old 09-13-2009, 04:03 AM   #20
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[quote=cevamal;327042]Why's that?

Just personal preference. I find that the paint drying on the sides and falling into the fresh paint and then ending up on the wall really annoying.
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Interesting...I haven't had that happen!
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If you use it long enough, it will happen.
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So what do pros do to avoid it?

ETA: That's a genuine question, I'm not trying to be ornery.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:44 AM   #24
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Me, I don't use one.I was commenting on experience(recently) working with a fellow paper hanger who only uses them to paint out of.I believe the cause was that she let the paint in there for days and it would dry on the sides of the bucket.When painting a couple days later the dried paint would get knocked off and fall into the fresh paint, thus ending up on the wall.I am sure that if you did not leave the paint in there for days it would be fine. I just still use a tray, I am old and set in my ways.
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Get the 18" tray. I use mine all the time even when painting with a 9" roller. You can mix multiple gallons at once and rarely have to reload it.
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Ah, that makes sense. As I think I mentioned I have four cats and a near-endless supply of buckets.

With this thread in mind I went in last night and peeled the primer out of the last bucket I used. Fun! :D
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Good thing you did that. I used a bucket and didn't peel out the old paint; it peeled when the screen scraped against it and then showed up on the walls. At that point, it's time to pour paint through a strainer, clean bucket and start over. The paint has a tendancy to dry in areas that don't get re-wetted each time you refill the roller and will eventually end up in your wet paint.

If it were me, I'd follow the advise of Chris. He's a professional in this business for a reason. His advice has allowed me to have beautiful results . Good luck
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This morning I filled the bucket with soapy water and left the brush, roller, and grid in it to soak while I unloaded and loaded the dishwasher so I could find the sink.

Then everything washed out easily! The brush and roller were easier than normal, and I just rinsed the bucket out with the sprayer.
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Get the 18" tray. I use mine all the time even when painting with a 9" roller. You can mix multiple gallons at once and rarely have to reload it.

Now there is an idea I had not thought of,I have a couple of the 18 in pans that I have not used for awhile, I will need to find them.

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