Close up image of of a surface with unintentional textured pattern left in the paint by the roller.

Roller Marks/“Stipple” - INTERIOR/EXTERIOR

Unintentional textured pattern left in the paint by the roller.

Causes

  • Use of incorrect and/or low quality roller cover.
  • Use of lower grades of paint.
  • Poor rolling technique.

Solutions

  • Use the proper roller cover; avoid too long a nap for the paint and the substrate. Use quality rollers to ensure adequate film thickness and uniformity. High-quality paints tend to roll on more evenly due to their higher solids content and leveling properties. Pre-dampen roller covers used with latex paint; remove all excess water. Don’t let paint build up at roller ends.
  • Use proper rolling technique. Begin rolling at a corner near the ceiling and work down the wall in three-foot square sections. Spread the paint in a zigzag “M” or “W” pattern, beginning with an upward stroke to minimize spatter; then, without lifting the roller from the surface, fill in the zigzag pattern with even, parallel strokes.
  • Prime porous surfaces.

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