02:11PM | 04/01/05
Member Since: 03/31/05
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We hired a professional painter to paint our 2600 sp. ft. basment. He did a great job on the woodwork, but the walls are horribly streaky. I am thinking of repainting them myself, but am not sure if it will be a lot of work for nothing. It is a latex satin paint, over a good primer, and the walls are "orange peel" texture. Any suggestions on techniques to get rid of these would be great.

Thank you-


06:17PM | 04/01/05
Member Since: 03/26/05
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How many coats of paint did he put on the walls? Sounds like maybe a one-coat application...

Amanda Folster,Art Director


06:51PM | 04/01/05
Member Since: 03/31/05
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He pre-primed for the texture guy before the texture was applied. He then applied one coat with the sprayer prior to doing the woodwork, and later backrolled the walls following the oil base being sprayed on the woodwork. The painter thinks it may be one of two things causing the problem: 1) He was using a new spray tip when the first layer was sprayed on and it wasn't adjusted correctly, or 2) the streaks are a result of how the orange peel texture was sprayed on.


11:37PM | 04/01/05
Member Since: 04/01/05
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Being a painter for 5 years mistakes do happen we all have our bad days or where equipment doesnt co-operate. What ever the reason hes 100 % responsible.

was it possible he estimated to little paint?

When we spray new construction we have 1 man spraying and one guy right behing him rolling. then on our second coat we roll a a 18inch area (from floor to ceiling) and back roll into previous area 24inches.

not satisfied with job dont pay... make him fix even if its at his own expense


03:32AM | 04/02/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
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The painter should have primed the texture before he applied a satin finish paint as the texture is very porous and needs to be sealed. The new spray tip should make a difference is this problem.

If the steaks are bad enough you may ned to prime all the walls and apply another finish coat. You should have the painter do one wall with another coat of finish and see if that takes care of the problem. Now bear in mind with a textured wall and satin finish paint there are going to some what looks like uneven spots but is rally just the texture being accented by the sheen of the satin finish paint.


06:21AM | 04/02/05
Member Since: 03/31/05
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Thank you so much for your help. We'll talk to our painter, but may end up doing it ourselves, or hiring someone else. It's one of those deals where he has been paid and we would rather not have to depend on him any longer.


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