Paint Problem Solver
Picture Framing


A non-uniform color effect that can appear when the corners are first cut in with a brush, and then the walls are rolled. The brushed areas generally appear darker, resembling the “frame” of a picture. Also, sprayed areas may be darker than adjacent sections that are brushed or rolled.


  • Usually a coverage effect (brushing will generally result in a thicker film than rolling)
  • Adding colorant to a non-tintable paint or using the wrong type or level of colorant


  • Make sure that the paint is applied evenly when brushing and rolling.
  • With tinted paints, be sure that the correct paint base-colorant combinations are used.

Please note that these suggestions are provided as a service to you. We are unable to guarantee or be responsible for the results obtained by these procedures. If you have additional questions, ask any of our expert sales associates.