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Old 08-05-2009, 10:52 AM   #1
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After i prime and paint finished sheetrock i can still see where the mud areas are when i use darker paints. How do you guys elimate this?
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:57 AM   #2
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Ok what finish is the paint? What nap roller did you use priming?


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Semi-gloss paint with a 3/8" nap roller
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Whats happening is called "flashing" its more pronounced in higher sheens and darker colors....you have both working against you

When you prime new drywall, use at least a 3/4" nap roller to build stipple on the surface, this will help hide the joints/mud on your finish coat.

Finish coat - use a 1/2" nap and switch to a flat/matte finish, problem solved
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What kind of primer did you use? How many top coats of Semi- have you used? IMO it takes at least 2 coats of the topcoat for it to look right, some colors it will be three.
Of course if you used a poor primer then this will affect your problem as well.
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Semi on the walls is a great way to highlight even the smallest imperfection. I've seen even top quality drywall work look just average or even a bit below with SG on top of it.
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Thanks for the in-put! I will try NCPaint's idea on the nap sizes, and by the way, I was using a 3/8 nap for the primer as well. Sometime customers will not change the mind about going to a flat instead of the semi.
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Thanks for the in-put! I will try NCPaint's idea on the nap sizes, and by the way, I was using a 3/8 nap for the primer as well. Sometime customers will not change the mind about going to a flat instead of the semi.
Are they desiring a washable surface? They have a washable paint at SW, crap I just used it and I forget what it's called. It's something like a matte finish I believe. Not as shiny as semi but you still have to have nice walls to put it over.
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Thats something to keep in mind for next time. As stated semi's highlight every flaw, as do darker colors, so you have both working against you here. I always try to talk people out of high sheens on walls, but some are just set in their ways and theres nothing you can do.
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After i prime and paint finished sheetrock i can still see where the mud areas are when i use darker paints. How do you guys elimate this?
That is why a level 5 drywall finish is desirable, yet there aren't many people who know what it is, let alone capable of doing it.
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After i prime and paint finished sheetrock i can still see where the mud areas are when i use darker paints. How do you guys elimate this?
The best option is to Hire a painter
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I just realized you are a painting contractor!
And to think I spent all that time chatting with you last night....


....I feel so dirty.....
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Someone say dirty!
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Yeah he would rather talk to other trades about amish abductions and molestings
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ok ok gotta focus ................SOT
Use a quality primer, and sand in between coats.
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It is just one of my dirty little secrets.
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Dirty is good.
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