Correct blotchy exterior door paint.


I stripped & primed my mahogany entry door and painted it red using Valspar exterior latex. It is blotchy with very uneven coverage & brush strokes. It has raised panels with routed trim applied, so brushing seems necessary. Previous finish was red latex and it was applied with no problem.

Will rolling on additional coats of paint solve the coverage problems? If not, what will?

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  1. To get rid of the excessive brush strokes you will need to do some sanding. This is problematic as the new paint will get gooey when sanded. Rolling when properly done can produce a very even coat and a nice effect.

    You should properly condition your paint for brushing and rolling. See this article about Paint Additives

    Using the correct roller is also important. Wooster has a nice 4 inch flocked foam roller for their Jumbo Koter roller frames. It produces a very nice finish. Try to use something similar.

    A better paint will help. I’m not a fan of Valspar. Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethene paint works very well.

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