How to avoid patchy ceilings and walls

When painting ceilings or walls, it is easy for the surface to become patchy. We’ve got the tips to help you get a better finish.

  1. Patchy parties

    The surface to be painted is covered with paint. The work with the roller has gone according to plan. But then you take a closer look at the end result and see that there are patchy parts that ruins the overall impression. This can be avoided with a few simple tips.

  2. Preparatory work

    Engångstvätt på slipverktyg

    As always, a clean surface is a prerequisite for a good result. Dirt can result in the paint bleeding through or releases from the surface.

  3. Paint the surface twice

    Paint the surface twice with a quality roller that covers well and absorbs a lot of paint. If you have a dark colour underneath that needs to be repainted with a lighter colour, three coats may be required.

  4. Don't skimp with paint

    Fill&Carry Rullyta

    Using too little paint is a classic mistake that results in patchy ceilings and walls. Therefore, make sure the roller is thoroughly worked in with paint and dip it often. If you use a quality roller that doesn’t shed fibres, you won’t have to worry about fuzzy walls and ceilings.

  5. Paint in daylight to avoid patchy walls and ceilings

    Gör-det-självare målar vardagsrum

    Paint in daylight. This makes it easier to see the results during and after painting.

  6. Plan

    Paint efficiently and in the correct order over the surface so that the paint does not have time to dry. Feel free to take a coffee break, but wait until the entire surface has been painted. You can see more about the different steps in our videos Paint ceiling and Paint walls.