08:35AM | 09/10/01
Member Since: 07/05/01
25 lifetime posts
I am painting our dining room with American Tradition, Ultra White satin paint (the walls were painted flat finish previously). I first did the edges around woodwork with a brush and then rolled on paint for the rest. Problem is, even after two rolled-on coats, and edging once, it is still obvious where I used the brush. . .with darker "stripes" of white bordering the walls, windows, doors, etc. Any advice?


10:09AM | 09/10/01
Member Since: 07/25/01
7 lifetime posts
My husband and I painted our living room last week and had this same problem - believe it or not you just have to let it dry, and the problem will solve itself! We (well, ok, "I"...) totally paniced, and thought we had to hurry up and use the roller before the paint around the trim dried. After just a couple of hours, everything evened out just fine. We used a pretty dark paint, too, so it was really noticable at first. We got the paint at Home Depot - Behr eggshell. It came out gorgeous!! Try just giving it some time to dry.

Jay J

04:36PM | 09/10/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi JasonG,

1) Only cut in the corners about an inch or 2 at most. You do want to roll the paint as close to the corner as you can w/o touching an adjoining, inside corner wall. 2) Cut lightly vs. heavily. A heavier cut will 'draw the eye' to the difference in paintings. 3) Consider painting IMMEDIATELY after cutting. This way, the paint get 'feathered'

If you can't fix the problem, don't worry about it. YOU'LL know it's there but your friends and family won't UNLESS you tell them. And if anyone says anything, tell them I said they have TOO much free time on their hands!

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator



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