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banding effect on walls

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by jigger11, 5 Oct 2011.

  1. jigger11

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    Hi just joined the forum for a bit of advice really!

    I have just painted my kitchen walls but because I was painting with a roller could not get into the corners tight enough so painted them first with a brush then went in as close as I could with the roller, this has ruined the whole look of the walls as it as left a mark I think is called a banding effect , I have gone over the walls today by useing a pad but the marks are just re appearing even with a extra coat or 2, can any one tell me how to get rid of these marks as I think maybe my only option is 2 get a new colour and start all over again!
     
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    you will naturally apply more paint with a roller than with a brush. if its what i suspect just roll again but if you have left track marks from the edge of the roller you will have to sand these back. and re paint. try cutting in after rolling as this will eliminate any possible track marks.
     
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    When you cut in there is a tendency not to feather out the paint, so when you roll you will be left with a dark edge, this can be prominent at ceiling level, above skirts, and in internal angles. So when cutting in spread your paint evenly untill your brush is almost void of paint, doing so will eliminate this problem.

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    Thanks for the advice , I have re done the whole wall but these lines around the edges still show, I used a pad the second time to go over it so could get right into the corners etc but the lines or banding effect is still showing through!
     
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    Try sanding the areas back and applying the paint as suggested above.

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    Ok thanks will do I will let you know how I get on!
     
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    Just remember to feather out the edge of the paint, and never be tempted to roll the walls and then cut in.

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    thedec

    only mentioned it as some diyers have a problem with leaving track marks after rolling at the edges. i personally wouldn't but i've been using a roller for a while and am aware of how to eliminate these. some diyers aren't.

    when i cast my mind back, college always tried to make you cut in after rolling. not that anyone took any notice!!!

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    And what College would that be, if you dont mind me asking.

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    that would be Carlisle thedec, about 15 years ago funnily enough. Why?
     
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    Well if they taught you to cut in after rollering, I am very glad that I did'nt learn my trade there.

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    as i said, didn't listen to them. i learnt my trade on site, college was the pointless block holidays that got you your certs. if you did everything the college way nobody could afford to pay for decorators. i.e half a day to sand an old door down with only 400 grade wet and dry!!!
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    Really.

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    yes

    really
     
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    Perhaps.

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