Close up image of a surface with the appearance of a denser color of higher gloss where wet and dry layers overlap.

Lapping - EXTERIOR

Appearance of a denser color or higher gloss where wet and dry layers overlap during paint application.

Causes

  • Failure to maintain a “wet edge” when applying paint.

Solutions

  • Maintain a wet edge when painting.
  • Avoid painting in dry, breezy conditions.
  • Do not paint in bright, direct sunshine. Avoid painting a surface that is hot from bright sunshine. Minimize the area being painted and plan for interruptions at a natural break, such as a window, door or corner (especially important when applying stain to bare wood).

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