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Solving Roller Mark & Stipple Problems2018-12-19T09:40:20-05:00

SOLVING

ROLLER MARK & STIPPLE PROBLEMS

ROLLER MARKS & STIPPLE

Unintentional textured pattern left in the paint by the roller.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

  • Use of incorrect roller cover.
  • Use of lower grades of paint.
  • Use of low quality roller.
  • Use of incorrect rolling technique.

SOLUTION:

  • Use the proper roller cover; avoid too long a nap for the paint and the substrate.
  • Use a quality roller to ensure adequate film thickness and uniformity.
  • High quality paints tend to roll on more evenly due to their higher solids content and leveling properties.
  • Pre-dampen roller covers used with latex paint; shake out excess water.
  • Don’t let paint build up at roller ends.
  • Begin rolling at a corner near the ceiling and work down the wall in three (3′) foot square sections.
  • Spread the paint in a zigzag “M” or “W” pattern, beginning with an upward stroke to minimize spatter; then, without lifting the roller from the surface, fill in the zigzag pattern with even, parallel strokes.

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: Images & information provided by The Rohm & Hass Paint Quality Institute.