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Posted: 11/4/2015 8:02:23 PM EST
Okay folks what am I doing wrong?

Painting semi gloss on baseboards and window trim. It starts sagging or dripping and I pull paint off trying to smooth it out. I figure I should let it dry since its pulling the paint up and making an uneven, messy surface.
Am I loading my brush too heavy in the first coat? Too thick? Should I make two thinner coats?
I'm painting over Kilz primer.

I'm not a painter......just trying to repaint a room.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 8:23:46 PM EST
If paint is dripping you have too much paint on your brush or roller. Most paints, unless one coat label stuff, will take two coats to get a desired finish.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:03:38 PM EST
Thanks! I was thinking I could cover it in one. I painted one doorway with a thinner coat so I can check it later.

On the rough patches where I've messed it up I figure to let it dry well and sand it down. Probably have to sand some of it down to the primer again.

Appreciate the input.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:26:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2015 9:29:22 PM EST by VaFarmBoy]
Add some Flo-trol to it and don't apply it so heavy. Use two coats and it will turn out really smooth. The Flo-trol really makes the brush marks disappear.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 9:33:35 PM EST
Got it. Thanks folks
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