Crown Matt paint


Postby tigermoo » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:25 pm

Has anyone had trouble with Crown Breatheasy paint? We have decorated two rooms and when looked at head on, the walls seem good. Unfortunately when looking down the walls from the doors it shows up terrible shading.The paint seemed really thick and it was on the chilly side when we painted but I now don't know whether to carry on putting on more paint which may make matters worse or sand the whole lot down,water down the paint and try again. Could anyone help please?
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Postby JRS » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:45 pm

That called a flash. What best to do is thin the paint slightly to make it easier to spread and you must paint 1 wall at a time as quick as you can keeping the wet edge going. if it starts to dry then you get flashes of over coating.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:22 pm

have you used a brush or a roller?

good technique is also important, try going in only one direction with the roller, i usually just go vertically up and down, be consistent with the amount of paint and how far you work it.

otherwise you can end up putting a grain/texture on the finish which will catch the light differently if not consistent.
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Postby tigermoo » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:01 pm

Thanks for the tip guys. I shall be much more careful in future. Although it seems speed is the key!
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Postby theshedman » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:10 am

Hi tigermoo, Whichever method you end up using, ie brush or roller just remember to keep the wet edge as this is important as JRS has said and also be consistant with the amount of paint you put on as chris said. Another thing you could try is to put the paint on from the lightest part of the room and work away from there as you would do when hanging paper this can often help hide some of the marks.
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Postby tigermoo » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:11 am

Thanks for that info shedman. Will I have to sand it all down with a flat sander first?
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Postby theshedman » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:02 am

Hi tigermoo, it wouldn't hurt to sand down any bad bits just to get the walls smooth again. If you repaint over any rough bits the chances are that they will show through again especially if it's a silk type finish. If you don't prepare the walls properly there is no way you can get a good finish, so do the preparation then follow the tips you have had and you should get nice finish. Good luck.
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Postby lily694 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:24 am

JRS wrote:That called a flash. What best to do is thin the paint slightly to make it easier to spread and you must paint 1 wall at a time as quick as you can keeping the wet edge going. if it starts to dry then you get flashes of over coating.


yep yep he's right!
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