brushmarks on my kitchen island

debbie1000September 15, 2012

I'm painting my kitchen island (4 feet x 2 feet) from black to white. I cleaned, sanded, think I did all the "right" preparation.

I used Zinsser 123 Bullseye Plus primer, applied with a 2" brush. I even put a little Floetrol in it and the brush strokes are VERY visible.

Is this normal with priming? (please say yes!). Should I have used a larger brush since the one side of my island is 4 feet wide x 3 feet high?

I was planning to sand lightly, then paint with BM White Dove (2 coats) with a brush to avoid the stipple of the roller. But now I'll take the stipple marks any day over the brushmarks.

Will the paint cover the brushmarks from the primer? Should I use a roller for the paint instead of a brush? Any specific type of BM paint I should use?


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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

normal, no
larger brush, yes
3/8 in roller cover would work better
you will need to let it dry for a couple days and sand it smooth to get it ready for paint
really no need to prime after all that sanding

    Bookmark   September 15, 2012 at 6:07PM
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Go Chris Go!

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 8:07PM
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Thanks! I used a roller and it looks much better (actually did a second coat of primer-probably overkill but it seems to have evened it out).

Will paint this weekend. Right now it just looks like a big rectangular piece of drywall-even though it is wood.

I'll have to add some molding to make it more warm.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 8:23PM
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