How To Fix Roller Marks or Excessive Stipple In Paint

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How To Fix Roller Marks or Excessive Stipple In Paint

How To Fix Roller Marks or Excessive Stipple In Paint

Think back to the last time a paint job caught your attention. Was it because of the craftsmanship, or was it due to excessive stippling or roller marks in paint? Stippling is when the surface is dotted with specs and marks that detract from the overall appeal. While roller marks are exactly what they sound like: evidence of where the painter used the roller brush. In a high-grade, professional paint job, neither of these mistakes are acceptable.

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How To Fix Roller Marks Or Excessive Stipple In Paint

Take Charge

 

When you are in charge of the way the building looks, it is important to make sure that paint job is as pristine as possible. Roller marks are often caused buy a painter putting a second coat of paint on the wall before the first coat has completely dried. Thankfully, there are some easy tips to fix the most common problems you might encounter while painting. The first is to make sure you're using the right size roller cover. Using an improper size can result in paint becoming too sick as you work it over the wall. Another common problem is using the wrong style of brush. Make sure the roller cover you use is rated for the type of painting you are doing. For example, a roller meant to be used with acrylic paint will likely not work as well if used with oil based paint. Finally, make sure you were using a high enough quality paint. Low quality paint does not stick well and does not look good when job is done.

How To Fix Roller Marks Or Excessive Stipple In Paint

The Process

 

If you find yourself trying to fix stippling paint, or you are responsible for fixing the roller marks on painted wall, there are a few easy solutions. First, make sure the paint is completely dry. Once it has dried, take a smooth piece of sandpaper and sand paint down slightly until the surface is smooth. Make sure to purchase premium or super premium quality paint, and make sure you use the proper roller type for the job. Start repainting the surface and maintain a wet edge on your roller at all times. Moves slowly, and don't be afraid to use more paint. Many people try to stretch out there can of paint over as large a surface as possible, but this results in a low quality paint job. If your roller begins to dry where you begin to see gaps on the wall as you roll, it's time to refresh the paint that's on your roller. Using these techniques will allow you to fix stippling paint or to repair roller marks on painted wall.

How To Fix Roller Marks Or Excessive Stipple In Paint

The Resolution

 

You can make any building in any paint job look great, even if you aren't a professional, as long as you use the right tools. If you archer what this tools are, do not be afraid to ask for help. When you purchase your paint, ask for the right type of roller to go with that style of paint. Watch a few videos on the Internet to familiarize yourself with proper roller technique. If you do this, you won't have to worry about stippling or roller marks in paint.
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