Overlapping Paint Lines: Lapping

Overlapping Paint Lines: Lapping
Definition: Occurs where wet and dry layers overlap during painting. Avoid with paint area management and technique

- Wet and dry layers overlapping
- Too much heat or wind during application
- Inadequate stirring or improper thinning
- Extremely porous surface
- Painting too large an area at one time, such as trying to go from the top to the bottom

- Another coat of paint evenly spread usually will cover lap marks
- If the finish coat is relatively transparent or if the surface is overly porous, a primer or second coat might be necessary
- Always paint from wet to dry and in small sections to keep a wet edge