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Old 05-25-2011, 04:43 PM  
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Default How to get rid of lap marks?

Hi all,

My wife and I have been trying for days to paint a wall with chalkboard paint and it's proving to be a really frustrating affair. The first 2 coats went on fine enough with a roller, but then we notice lap marks so we got a wide foam brush and tried that and it made things so much worse. Then I tried a roller again and it improved a little, but it's still markedly worse than the 2nd coat, which was imperfect.

I'm a little worried that I'm putting too many coats on, but I don't see what other choice we have - the lap marks are really noticeable because this wall is right against a floor-to-ceiling window so the marks are really visible from the side. However, when looking head-on it's not that terribly noticeable.

I'd be grateful for any tips/suggestions on how to fix this once and for all please.

Thank you!



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Old 05-26-2011, 08:30 PM  
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What about doing a spray paint coat?



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Old 05-30-2011, 07:06 AM  
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Thanks frankers, I hadn't thought of that.

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cool! I hope it works!

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Try using a better quality roller pad with at 3/8 nap, also roll in a W pattern and cross hatch. This should do it. Let the roller do the work.

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Yeah a spray pain coat will work

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Old 06-08-2011, 03:19 PM  
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Did you seal the walls first with a good primer? If not that will cause lap marks. The paint is soaking into the porous walls and drying too quick. Once there you can't get rid of them. I would suggest priming with the best quality sealer you can find and re-paint.



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