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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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Whats happening is called "flashing" its more pronounced in higher sheens and darker colors....you have both working against you :rolleyes:

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. :rolleyes:
 

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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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The best option is to Hire a painter
I just realized you are a painting contractor!:eek:
And to think I spent all that time chatting with you last night....


....I feel so dirty.....
:laughing:
 

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Dirty is good.;)
 
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