Quick Answer: Does Dry Paint Look Patchy?

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Why does my newly painted wall look patchy?

Patchiness usually happens if you don’t use enough paint, or apply it unevenly. Using a touch more paint, and painting in small sections one at a time, usually does the trick. Also, rolling in a grid fashion will get you an even finish too. But, sometimes, changes in the gloss level leave things patchy.

Why is my paint drying blotchy?

A common problem with wall painting is that freshly painted walls often look blotchy. The color is uniform, but the sheen isn’t consistent. This usually occurs over the holes and cracks you patched with a filler or drywall compound. The porous fillers absorb the paint, dulling the surface (a problem called ‘flashing’).

How do you keep paint from being patchy?

How to Avoid Patchy Paint on Walls

  • Remove paint with paint stripper as necessary.
  • Apply primer to the wall, using steady, short strokes with a well-wetted brush or roller.
  • Prime the wall thoroughly.
  • Clean and dry your brush and roller, or set them aside for a dry, fresh set.

How do I stop my patchy paint from rolling?

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