Roller spattering occurs when a roller throws off small droplets of paint during application.
What Causes Roller Spattering?
- Overloading the roller or overworking the paint once it is applied
- Rolling too quickly
- Using the incorrect roller nap
- When an exterior paint is used on an interior surface
- The use of low grade latex paint
How to Prevent Roller Spattering
- Use higher-quality paints which are formulated to minimize spattering. Benjamin Moore’s Aura® is engineered to provide the ultimate in application as well as performance.
- Using high quality rollers that have proper resiliency can further reduce spattering. Our retail experts can help you find the right roller and nap for the product and substrate.
- In some cases, high quality wall paint may be preferred for ceiling work, to ensure maximum spattering resistance.
Work in 3 foot square sections, applying the paint in a zigzag “M” or “W” pattern while filling in the pattern as the roller moves across the surface. This will also lessen the likelihood of spattering.