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patchy ceiling

Postby revinkevin43 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:13 am

we have mist coated our plastered ceiling twice and put on and two coats of dulux matt emulsion and we have a very patchy finish :(
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Postby theshedman » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:04 pm

Hi, it could be a few things that has caused this to happen but usually it will be the way in which you painted it. It needs to be done fairly quickly so as not to leave any dry edges as you are painting and you also need to put on an even coat of emulsion. On a surface like a ceiling I usually use a roller and a brush for cutting in at the edges.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:28 pm

have to agree with shedman, it sounds like your rollering technique has left a 'grain' in the paint.

put plenty of paint on the roller, don't work the paint too far and use long, consistent strokes.
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