Paint Problem Solver
Poor Hide


Failure of dried paint to obscure or “hide” the surface to which it is applied.


  • Over-thinning the paint or spreading it too thin
  • Use of low-quality tools/wrong roller cover
  • Use of low-quality paint


  • Apply another coat of paint (not over-thinned) at the recommended spread rate.
  • Use quality tools and a roller cover with the correct nap if rolling.

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.