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 Post subject: White on white tips
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Hi folks,

Just wondering if anyone has any tips on doing a 2nd or 3rd coat of white on white. I.e. how do you know where you've been etc. Maybe there is some lighting tips or something.

Just finished putting down 45l of brilliant white Leylands super leytex onto fresh plaster (sprayed) and my eyes are gone after it.

Guess the same question applies to a roller.

Thanks,
Pete

Edit: so far ive been looking for the damp line if the light catches it


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Keep a torch handy, hold it almost parallel to the wall, you will soon see where you have just painted. Otherwise just try and follow a set pattern.


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I'll give that a try thanks!


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You will see where your last pass has been, just keep the next passes overlapping the previous ones, you will see if you miss anywhere

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If you work away from a light source, i.e. the window, then you can look back along the wall towards the window and the dampness of the fresh paint will stand out easily.

The same goes for painting a ceiling - jump up on a step ladder and look along the ceiling towards the window and you'll easily see if you missed any bits.


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