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Tips to avoid this with water based paint?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by CluelessDIYer1, 6 Oct 2014.

  1. CluelessDIYer1


    2 Feb 2014
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    I'm painting some interior bits (just done windowledge, have stairs & door frames to go as well as skirting). The finish i've got is not perfect but at the moment it's about as good as what my capabilities will allow. I'm wondering where i can improve though...

    Basically say you have a 900mm long rectangular piece (numbers are purely for example only).
    I will split this into say 3x 300mm sections. The start of section 1 is fine, as is the middle & then i come to the end of it.
    I then start section 2, about centrally (to section 2), work up to the end of section 1 & spread out (i'm sure there's a painting term here but you'll have to forgive me).
    Start section 3 the same way. The end of which is fine.

    The problem is where section 2 connects in to section 1 & 3. The paint sort of 'bunches' up would be the best way i could describe. There's not an excessive amount of paint like pooling, but you can see where each segment connects.

    I can't run it from 1 end of the piece to the other as the paint would run out. I can't paint it in 3 sections & then run the brush from one end of the piece to the other as by the time i finish the final section, if i was to touch the first section with the brush (made this mistake before) it'll lift the paint & look horrendous & be a nightmare to sort out.

    No photos as yet but i could get some if my description is really that poor.

    Hopefully you guys can help me as i have quite a bit more to do yet.
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