How To Fix Poor Paint Sheen Uniformity

Tips to fix and prevent poor uniformity

How To Fix Poor Paint Sheen Uniformity

How To Fix Poor Paint Sheen Uniformity

How To Fix Poor Paint Sheen Uniformity

Appearances matter. That is especially true for building maintenance on commercial properties. When a wall is not painted properly, the result is often a visual nightmare. One issue that is easy to spot is poor paint sheen uniformity, which is often referred to as flashing or joint flashing. Use these useful tips to avoid poor sheen uniformity and keep your walls looking great.

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Appearance

How To Fix Poor Paint Sheen Uniformity

Poor Sheen Uniformity

Appearance

Poor sheen uniformity is especially recognizable when looking at the wall at an angle, or when light shines on the surface at an angle.

Even if the paint was from the same can, the final job may appear to have been applied with varying sheens of paint, resulting in a visible combination of dull and shiny spots on the walls.

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The Cause

How To Fix Poor Paint Sheen Uniformity

Poor Sheen Uniformity

The Cause

A difference in paint sheens always has a root cause, usually poor application processes, that include:

  • Over-thinning the paint.

  • Overspreading the paint across the surface.

  • Overly porous substrates that result in the over-penetration of the top coat of paint.


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The Solution

How To Fix Poor Paint Sheen Uniformity

Poor Sheen Uniformity

The Solution

No matter the cause, you can prevent poor sheen uniformity when painting.

  • Use enough paint to effectively cover every inch of the wall or surface.

  • Use a roller brush that was designed specifically for the type of surface being painted and apply the paint with a soft, even rolling motion.

  • If the substrate is overly porous, seal the entire surface with a high-quality primer that is designed for use on that particular surface.


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