02:11PM | 04/01/05
Member Since: 03/31/05
4 lifetime posts
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
33 lifetime posts
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
4 lifetime posts
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
5 lifetime posts
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
1356 lifetime posts
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
4 lifetime posts
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.
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon