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Solving Roller Splattering Problems2018-12-19T10:07:00-05:00

SOLVING

ROLLER SPLATTERING PROBLEMS

ROLLER SPATTERING

Tendency of a roller to throw off small droplets of paint during application.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

  • Use of exterior paint on an interior surface.
  • Use of lower grades of latex paints.

SOLUTION:

  • Higher quality paints are formulated to minimize spattering.
  • Using high quality rollers which have proper resiliency further reduces pattering.
  • In some cases, a quality wall paint may be preferred for ceiling work, for maximum spatter resistance.
  • Overloading the roller with paint will result in excess spatter, as will overworking the paint once it is applied to a substrate.
  • Working in three-foot square sections, applying the paint in a zigzag “M” or “W” pattern and then filling in the pattern will also lessen the likelihood of spattering.

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