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Old 10-31-2010, 06:51 PM   #1
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I am painting a deck surface for my brothers wedding. I have used a latex based primer and a dark custom exterior latex color. The deck has 3 coats on it and it is still uneven. You can see where the roller starts and stops, even if the roller has plenty of paint on it. I have painted before and ever had this problem. What could it be?

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I am painting a deck surface for my brothers wedding. I have used a latex based primer and a dark custom exterior latex color. The deck has 3 coats on it and it is still uneven. You can see where the roller starts and stops, even if the roller has plenty of paint on it. I have painted before and ever had this problem. What could it be?
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I think we need a lot more information to be of any meaningful help. What is the deck made of? has it been painted or stained before? Is it fairly new? Doesn't sound like you used a porch and floor paint which will give you problems down the road, but they should apply OK, just peel off later.

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1) Why did you prime the floor?!
2) What EXACT paint/brand/series was used??

By priming the floor, you've just prevented what deck stains are supposed to do....PENETRATE.

Plus...There are VERY FEW primers for horizontal surfaces!

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I am painting a deck surface for my brothers wedding. I have used a latex based primer and a dark custom exterior latex color. The deck has 3 coats on it and it is still uneven. You can see where the roller starts and stops, even if the roller has plenty of paint on it. I have painted before and ever had this problem. What could it be?

Whenever I paint large areas I always run the roller past my stop point with a light stroke. Stopping a roller leaves a thicker paint residue which essentially can create a line of 3 or 4 coats. Bad rollers can leave lines with the same effect and also need to be feathered out. On drywall applications you can correct this with a slight skimcoat of DW compound...not sure what to do with a wood deck other than sanding those spots with a belt sander
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