10:33AM | 03/04/04
Member Since: 03/03/04
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I apologize in advance if this has already been brought up (and believe me I searched!) but I just redid my master bathroom. I put in new green drywall, primed it twice and put on a first coat (using a roller) of enamle semigloss. It came out nice, but definitely needed a second coat.

Since the room is small, I decided to brush on a second coat. I definitely didn't think I was putting the paint on heavy, and I used long brush strokes to even it out. Initially it looked fine, but as it started to dry, it appeared to "run". Not just drip, but whole areas seem to run. I tried to briush it out, but today I still noticed areas that seemed to run.

2 questions:

1) what caused this?

2) what would be the best way to correct this now?

Thanks for any responses!


10:37AM | 03/04/04
Member Since: 02/04/04
34 lifetime posts
Not enough dry time between coats(if it a deep base color or your humidity is high you will need to wait more than 4 hours.)

Over application

Painting over a slick surface

Let it dry a day or 2 then lightly sand the drips wipe clean and apply a thin coat


11:15AM | 03/04/04
Member Since: 03/03/04
2 lifetime posts
Thanks Mattyd.

I waited a day, and thought I didn't over-apply, so hopefully #3. Thanks for the advice, too.


01:48AM | 03/06/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
On this coat I would reccomend applying the paint with a roller as it very difficult to apply on large areas of wall with a brush and get a smooth finish.


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