Paint Job Finished  

waggypolly 73F
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8/2/2006 8:12 pm

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Paint Job Finished

I’ve just finished painting - and here’s the result. Can someone tell me why:

• First coat ‒ no drips
• Second coat ‒ few drips
• Third coat ‒ lots of drips to clean up?

My guess is that it has a lot to do with my impatience to get finished.

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rm_FreeLove999 48F
16127 posts
8/2/2006 11:55 pm

love the orange!

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waggypolly replies on 8/3/2006 4:16 am:
It's a great color isn't it? And there is bright yellow elsewhere in the flat. Eventually there'll be a mural on one wall.

Theflinkychick 107F

8/3/2006 1:30 am

I'm not a painter so I can't say for certain, but not being very patient myself I'd bet that your patience, or lack of it, was the cause of the drips.

I love the color too. It looks like you have a beautiful flat.

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waggypolly replies on 8/3/2006 4:21 am:
I do. We're very priviledged here. Three bedrooms was the smallest available to me, and the rent is subsidised by our employer.

horny4770 61M
8158 posts
8/3/2006 3:52 am

I remember you said were going to "throw coloured paint at the flat"...that looks really spendid...

When my paint drips it's because I have too much paint on the roller.


waggypolly replies on 8/3/2006 4:20 am:
Absolutely, but why do I get more paint on the roller towards the end of a job? Maybe I'm in a rush to finish and I don't pause to check that the roller is "just right" before I start flinging it about.

rm_FreeLove999 48F
16127 posts
8/3/2006 12:09 pm

i have orange walls too... but they are more pumpkin orange, not dark orange ... i love colour ... haven't got around to doing the whole house yet, but my daughters room is a magenta-purple...

and you are cordially invited to A baby blog party ... hope to see you there!

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waggypolly replies on 8/4/2006 4:50 am:
I've got bright yellow in my bedroom, pumkin in the entrance hall, and the passage way is going to end up a fish tank. Nothing like painting other people's walls!

LustyTaurus 50M
21253 posts
8/4/2006 5:02 pm

lol...nice work on the painting, and great color!!

By the third coat you need much less paint, you're basically putting a layer on for depth of color and very minor imperfections.

The paint "sticks" more or less because of surface tension from drying, by the layers underneath soaking up the moisture. By the third layer there is much less agressive "suction"

waggypolly replies on 8/5/2006 2:17 am:
Best answer yet, Lusty. Thanks. You are obviously a professional.

redswallow777 49M
6811 posts
8/4/2006 8:28 pm

I love the color....thanks for sharing your space with us.

waggypolly replies on 8/5/2006 2:18 am:
You're welcome here anytime, RedBird. {=}

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