Hi, I have an issue with my ceiling paint.
I have painted a lot of ceilings by non-pro standards I think. At least 50. I have even torn out stucco and skim coated, patched, primed, and painted. I have always used flat white ceiling paint. I have never had an issue with anything. The last ceiling I painted prior to this was back in 2004 or so and I used some sort of BM Ceiling White. Probably the Muresco or whatever it is called.
Anyhow, On this current paint job, I used Valspar Ultra-Premium Ceiling White paint. I just cut it in and put it on with a medium smooth roller the same way I always do. I did notice this paint does not smell, does not drip or splatter, seemed to cover well, and dried very fast. I let it dry overnight. It looked ok but was still a bit splotchy so I put another coat on. The first thing I noticed is that the second coat takes MORE paint than the first. That did not seem normal and after this coat dried the finish is now just as splotchy as it was prior, but the splotches have moved.
I think I have what is refered to as flashing. Areas where the paint was run over by the roller while it was still tacky. Thats common to glossy finishes but on a flat ceiling, I have never seen it. It seems paint formulations have changed over the last couple of years.
Is there paint that is not as sensitive to application? Im not looking for absolute perfection but the areas that have flashed appear darker than the areas that have not giving an unfinished look in direct sunlight. It is just not acceptable.
My thoughts were to give it a light sanding, wait a week and apply another paint of some kind.