Help! Streaky Paint On Walls!!!!

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Mike Noirca, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. Mike Noirca

    Mike Noirca Guest

    Hi

    I have just bought a house and have been painting the living room all
    weekend. After washing the walls and putting on a primer, we painted
    on our first layer of color with brushes and rollers.

    We haven't used cheap paint or brushes. Why would the walls look all
    patchy and streaky?? what did we do wrong? would this turn out okay on
    second coat of color??

    Please help!

    Many thanks

    Mike
    Mike Noirca, Aug 2, 2004
    #1
  2. On 02 Aug 2004, Mike Noirca wrote

    > Hi
    >
    > I have just bought a house and have been painting the living room
    > all weekend. After washing the walls and putting on a primer, we
    > painted on our first layer of color with brushes and rollers.
    >
    > We haven't used cheap paint or brushes. Why would the walls look
    > all patchy and streaky?? what did we do wrong? would this turn out
    > okay on second coat of color??
    >
    > Please help!


    Perhaps a dumb question, but have you let it dry fully?

    (We had a terrible fright the first time we painted with emulsion
    paint; went to bed feeling just *awful* at the sight of what we'd
    done; and woke up the next morning to a smooth and pretty surface. If
    it's not that, I dunno...)

    --
    Cheers,
    Harvey
    Harvey Van Sickle, Aug 2, 2004
    #2
  3. Mike Noirca

    Mike Noirca Guest

    "xrongor" <> wrote in message news:<>...
    > "Mike Noirca" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hi
    > >
    > > I have just bought a house and have been painting the living room all
    > > weekend. After washing the walls and putting on a primer, we painted
    > > on our first layer of color with brushes and rollers.
    > >
    > > We haven't used cheap paint or brushes. Why would the walls look all
    > > patchy and streaky?? what did we do wrong? would this turn out okay on
    > > second coat of color??

    >
    > if it doesnt correct itself, did you use the correct type of primer for the
    > type of paint you used?
    >
    > randy


    yes, we did.
    Mike Noirca, Aug 2, 2004
    #3
  4. Mike Noirca

    Soren Kuula Guest

    Mike Noirca wrote:
    >>if it doesnt correct itself, did you use the correct type of primer for the
    >>type of paint you used?

    >
    > yes, we did.


    I have seen this, too, here in Denmark .. the moisture from the paint
    will go through the primer, dissolve some old stuff below, that then
    will seep back out through the primer and paint. Same result on next
    coat of paint, etc. A non (water)permeable primer solved it.

    Soren
    Soren Kuula, Aug 2, 2004
    #4
  5. Mike Noirca

    xrongor Guest

    "Soren Kuula" <dongfang-remove_this@remove_this-bitplanet.net> wrote in
    message news:sVyPc.28967$...
    > Mike Noirca wrote:
    > >>if it doesnt correct itself, did you use the correct type of primer for

    the
    > >>type of paint you used?

    > >
    > > yes, we did.

    >
    > I have seen this, too, here in Denmark .. the moisture from the paint
    > will go through the primer, dissolve some old stuff below, that then
    > will seep back out through the primer and paint. Same result on next
    > coat of paint, etc. A non (water)permeable primer solved it.


    ya thats still my thoughts too. something is seeping through.

    how long did you let the primer dry before painting it? if you're only
    using one coat of primer ive found its best to let it dry overnight so any
    bleeding will stop at the primer.

    randy
    xrongor, Aug 3, 2004
    #5
  6. Mike Noirca

    Guest

    On 2 Aug 2004 07:50:24 -0700, (Mike Noirca)
    wrote:

    >Hi
    >
    >I have just bought a house and have been painting the living room all
    >weekend. After washing the walls and putting on a primer, we painted
    >on our first layer of color with brushes and rollers.
    >
    >We haven't used cheap paint or brushes. Why would the walls look all
    >patchy and streaky?? what did we do wrong? would this turn out okay on
    >second coat of color??
    >
    >Please help!
    >
    >Many thanks
    >
    >Mike


    You probably didn't put enuff paint on the walls. If you get cheap and
    try to stretch the paint this can happen. Try repainting one wall. Get
    the roller good and wet and lay a thick coat on there. See if it
    helps.

    Mort
    , Aug 3, 2004
    #6
  7. Mike Noirca

    newfy.1 Guest

    "Mike Noirca" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    > I have just bought a house and have been painting the living room all
    > weekend. After washing the walls and putting on a primer, we painted
    > on our first layer of color with brushes and rollers.
    >
    > We haven't used cheap paint or brushes. Why would the walls look all
    > patchy and streaky?? what did we do wrong? would this turn out okay on
    > second coat of color??


    I would definitly do a second coat on a wall and let it dry completely
    before tinkering with correction. You aren't using a darker color are you?
    We did a dark red in our dining room and a navy in another room and they
    needed primer plus three coats for rich coverage. HTH

    JennP.
    newfy.1, Aug 3, 2004
    #7
  8. Mike Noirca

    jeffc Guest

    "Soren Kuula" <dongfang-remove_this@remove_this-bitplanet.net> wrote in
    message news:sVyPc.28967$...
    > Mike Noirca wrote:
    > >>if it doesnt correct itself, did you use the correct type of primer for

    the
    > >>type of paint you used?

    > >
    > > yes, we did.

    >
    > I have seen this, too, here in Denmark .. the moisture from the paint
    > will go through the primer, dissolve some old stuff below, that then
    > will seep back out through the primer and paint. Same result on next
    > coat of paint, etc. A non (water)permeable primer solved it.


    In other words, she did not use the correct type of primer? sheesh
    jeffc, Aug 3, 2004
    #8
  9. Mike Noirca

    jeffc Guest

    "Mike Noirca" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi
    >
    > I have just bought a house and have been painting the living room all
    > weekend. After washing the walls and putting on a primer, we painted
    > on our first layer of color with brushes and rollers.
    >
    > We haven't used cheap paint or brushes. Why would the walls look all
    > patchy and streaky?? what did we do wrong? would this turn out okay on
    > second coat of color??


    Depends on what "patchy and streaky" means. Could be bad technique. Could
    be your definition of "cheap". Could be bad paint, or improperly stirred
    paint, or multiple cans of paint that weren't mixed ahead of time and don't
    match perfectly.
    jeffc, Aug 3, 2004
    #9
  10. Mike Noirca

    Soren Kuula Guest

    xrongor wrote:
    >>I have seen this, too, here in Denmark .. the moisture from the paint
    >>will go through the primer, dissolve some old stuff below, that then
    >>will seep back out through the primer and paint. Same result on next
    >>coat of paint, etc. A non (water)permeable primer solved it.

    >
    >
    > ya thats still my thoughts too. something is seeping through.
    >
    > how long did you let the primer dry before painting it? if you're only
    > using one coat of primer ive found its best to let it dry overnight so any
    > bleeding will stop at the primer.


    I think I tried to paint it over several times before I realized it was
    hopeless. So it must have been > 1 day at least once.

    Soren
    Soren Kuula, Aug 4, 2004
    #10
  11. Mike Noirca

    xrongor Guest

    "Soren Kuula" <dongfang-remove_this@remove_this-bitplanet.net> wrote in
    message news:4h0Qc.29153$...
    > xrongor wrote:
    > >>I have seen this, too, here in Denmark .. the moisture from the paint
    > >>will go through the primer, dissolve some old stuff below, that then
    > >>will seep back out through the primer and paint. Same result on next
    > >>coat of paint, etc. A non (water)permeable primer solved it.

    > >
    > >
    > > ya thats still my thoughts too. something is seeping through.
    > >
    > > how long did you let the primer dry before painting it? if you're only
    > > using one coat of primer ive found its best to let it dry overnight so

    any
    > > bleeding will stop at the primer.

    >
    > I think I tried to paint it over several times before I realized it was
    > hopeless. So it must have been > 1 day at least once.
    >
    > Soren


    well if multiple coats dont fix it, try getting a scrap of wallboard or
    something and conduct a test. prime and paint it the same way, with the same
    primer and paint you used on the walls and see if its the paint, or the
    wall.

    randy
    xrongor, Aug 4, 2004
    #11

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