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Roller Splattering

DESCRIPTION
Tendency of a roller to throw off small droplets of paint during application.
POSSIBLE CAUSES
  • Applying the coating (e.g., primer or paint) too fast.
  • Using a roller cover with the wrong nap for the product.
  • Overloading the roller cover with paint.
  • Overworking the paint once it is applied to a substrate (e.g., the surface to be painted).
  • Thinning of product.
SOLUTIONS
Follow label and data page directions for the appropriate roller type and size for the product.

Use quality roller covers, which have proper resiliency and reduce spattering.

Use quality paints that are formulated to minimize spattering.

Follow label and data page directions for thinning the paint.