How to get rid of lap marks?

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  1. May 25, 2011 #1

    timjones

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    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!
     
  2. May 27, 2011 #2

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    What about doing a spray paint coat?
     
  3. May 30, 2011 #3

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    Thanks frankers, I hadn't thought of that. :)
     
  4. May 31, 2011 #4

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    cool! I hope it works!
     
  5. Jun 5, 2011 #5

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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.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2011 #6

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    Yeah a spray pain coat will work
     
  7. Jun 8, 2011 #7

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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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