paint brush leaves large streaks

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by Theleman, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Theleman

    Theleman Member

    Where I painted mist coat with brushes, wall has thick streak of paint. I had to sand it down atgain before top coat.

    Would roller brush get rid of this problem? Or am I doing something wrong?
  2. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Roller would help, streaks are likely due to poor quality brush.
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  3. Theleman

    Theleman Member

    It is Hamilton make, and looks quite decent quality, but will try roller.
  4. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Mist coat too thick, make sure it's a matt emulsion,ratio of water to paint, depends on the quailty of the paint, a better roller, alway better to have a couple of mist coats,rather than one thick coat.

    You will find first mist coat usually shows up any imperfections, so fill, rub down & on with a second mist coat.

    And always throughly wash a new roller before use.
  5. Isn't a second mist coat a bit of a misnomer? I mean, a mist coat seals the wall/plaster. A second mist coat does nothing towards sealing a bare wall, because the wall isn't bare anymore.
  6. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Will be bare in places, if you rubbed down filler.
  7. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    You're being very punchy tonight HA :):)
  8. Theleman

    Theleman Member

    yup filler calls for more mist coats.
  9. What I'm saying is a weak mix on top of an already sealed and dry finish is likely to leave a chalky/not very well adhered finish.
  10. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

  11. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Why are you painting wall with a brush anyway ?

    Doesn’t everyone use a roller nowadays ?

    Yeah sure, cut in with a brush (obviously), then immediately go over cutting in with 4”roller and same paint, ie mistcoat / topcoat, getting as close to edge as you can

    Wether you paint with a brush or a roller, the two methods will leave a differant texture

    Nothing worse than seeing wide band of brush marks around light switches, architraves, ceiling roses, etc, then a roller finish to rest of wall

    Winds me up, not even my own house, can’t stand it :mad:
  12. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Watched a bloke painting the exterior walls with a house broom some while ago, looked ok apart from the large amount of masonry paint all over the concrete path.
  13. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Masonry paint, was it DA?
  14. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Is DA from foreign shores? If so yes Bro Innit!
  15. Theleman

    Theleman Member

    yup roller works great.
    The edges and corners still need brushes.


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