Taking in aesthetic and practical considerations on the level of shine or gloss in paint can result in greater durability or even uneven drywall surfaces or rough spots. - JC Licht



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Sagging paint problem | JC Licht

The Problem:Downward “drooping” movement of the paint film immediately following the application of the top coat resulting in an uneven film appearance.

Causes:Applying too much paint. Painting in cool, humid conditions. The application of paint over a glossy surface preventing the top coat from adequately bonding. Over-thinning the paint. And using an airless sprayer positioned too closely to the surface being painted.

How-to-fix:If the top coat is still wet, brush out and/or re-roll to even out the paint film. If the paint has dried, you will need sand and re-apply a new coat of high-quality paint at the recommended spread rate. Finally, avoid unfavorable conditions e.g. painting in cool or humid climates, and sand glossy surfaces.

Product Solutions:


  • Benjamin Moore Fresh Start® Enamel Underbody Primer is optimum for interior wood trim, doors and cabinets.
  • Benjamin Moore Fresh Start® Acrylic Latex Primers and Sure Seal™ Acrylic Latex Primer are suited for previously painted drywall, exterior wood and masonry surfaces.
  • Stix® Waterborne Bonding Primer by Insl-x® will ensure top coat adhesion to challenging surfaces including PVC, Vinyl, Plastic, Glass, Glazed Block, Pre-Coated Siding, Fiberglass and Aluminum surfaces.

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