AVS Club Gold
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Byhalia, Mississippi. Waaaay down in the Bottoms
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It is impossible to have orange peal on a first duster because there simply isn't enough paint applied. Orange Peal results from underlyaing layers retaining moisture and creating bumps from trapped Moisture. That is usually seen after 4-5 coats, when a "too thick" layer is followed too quickly with another.
What you see is the "Freckling" that Dusting presents. Little spots of paint. After 3 Dusters, they all start to run together...fill in as it were.
After 3 Dusters, if the surface feels coarse or bumpy, that is when you sand it lightly using a "Large" (3" x 8" x 1") Fine Grit Sanding Sponge.
The apply you nest 2-3 coats.
If your paint is flowing easily, your pattern is 10" and full bodies, and you maintain 14" - 16" and the proper Dusting Speed and 70% overlap, the surface will become more and more even looking as you progress.
To quote James T. Kirk;
"I'm laughing at the superior intellect"