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Poor Flow & Leveling

Definition

Failure of paint to dry to a smooth film, resulting in unsightly brush and roller marks after the paint dries.

Causes

  • Use of low-quality paint
  • Use of low-quality tools/wrong roller cover
  • Re-brushing or re-rolling areas that are partially dried
  • Too much heat – usually above 90 ºF – or too little humidity, which causes rapid drying of the paint, preventing the film from flowing out properly
  • Use of paint not specifically made with good flow and leveling properties

Solutions

  • When using a roller, be sure to use a cover with the correct nap length for the type of paint being used. Use of a high-quality brush is important – a poor brush can result in brush marks and uneven appearance.
  • Avoid painting under conditions that cause rapid drying of the paint.
  • Use a high-quality paint formulated with ingredients that enhance flow and leveling.

Product Recommendations

Low odor | Zero voc interior

Surface

Recommended Primer

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.