Flashing imagePROBLEM: Lapping

LAPPING
Occurs where wet and dry layers overlap during painting. Avoid with paint area management and technique.

LAPPING CAUSES
Wet and dry layers overlapping. Failure to maintain a wet edge during painting. Painting too large of an area at one time. Unprimed porous surfaces. Painting when temperatures are above 90ºF. Inadequate stirring and over-thinning.

LAPPING SOLUTIONS
Another finish coat usually will hide lap marks. Proper priming will help avoid lapping on new work. Always paint from wet to dry and in small sections to keep a wet edge. Plan natural breaks like doors, windows and corners. Temperatures under 90ºF.

PRIMERS & INTERIOR FINISHES
Priming is essential for better adhesion, sheen uniformity, mildew control and durability. Select a top quality interior paint in the color and sheen of your choice.