Emulsion paints to a rough finish

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yartin
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Emulsion paints to a rough finish

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Hi
I am painting a previously painted skimmed wall, the paint is Dulux Emulsion Brilliant White Matt.

I did prepare the wall from filling holes and a quick sand, applied two coats and the finish was crap and rough to the touch. I thought it was my fault as too much paint. I did leave it to dry for even longer than on the tin between coats. I used med pile sleeve.
Next day I sanded the whole wall, very messy, to a very smooth 120 grit, just like a newly skimmed wall if not better. I applied the paint very carefully to a small area app 2m X 3m, this coat and it's the same, it's a rough feel. This time I used short pile sleeve.

I always wet the sleeves before start painting.
I always make sure no stipples,smooth roll the paint... I have painted walls before
The previous paint was Dulux emulsion in 2006 and had no issues.

Any ideas why is this happening?
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Hi Yartin,
I used Dulux PBW matt (Non Trade) on a few days ago.
Purdy white dove roller 3/8 nap, just took the freezer bag off and it was ready to go.
I mixed 10% Owatrol waterbourne paint conditioner in with the paint.
Rolled fine great backroll good open time.
Will use this again cheap and dont have to thin like supermatt. ( supermatt is a better product when thinned correctly).
Hope thats helpful.
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Thank you for the post, it didn't answer my question.

I used Wickes short pile sleeve and Harris Med pile sleeve
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I contacted Dulux, they said it's a bad batch possibly, buy any emulsion paint forward the receipt and will issue a cheque on that amount.
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