Failure of dried paint to obscure or hide the underlying color or surface to which it is applied.
- Applying too thin of a paint film.
- Use of paint with low hiding characteristics.
- Use of a paint that is much lighter or darker than the previous coat.
- Use of the wrong type or nap size of roller cover. Use of the wrong type or size of brush.
- Painting over a porous surface that absorbs the coating.
- Poor flow and leveling.
- Thinning/reducing the coating.
- Follow label and data page directions for the appropriate film build.
- Prime the surface with a white primer, the appropriate P-Shade primer for the color, or a primer shaded towards the topcoat color.
- Determine the correct roller cover based on the coating being applied and the surface. On smooth surfaces, a mohair, 1/4", or 3/8" roller nap is usually sufficient. On textured surfaces, a 3/4" nap or greater is needed.
- Prime porous surfaces before topcoating.
- Allow proper drying time before recoating.