Originally Posted by jdanforth
See those stripey marks on the ceiling in the photo above? I figured that they were just differences in the paint being variously dry and wet. They were still there this morning when I checked! I was planning to do another pass anyway so hopefully that will take care of it. This is only the second time I've painted a ceiling any color except white. Any tips for getting the Mouse Ears even?
When the contractor painted my room in black he sprayed it. On the punch list walk down I noted that the mud lines and some of the nail spots were visible in the paint. This was especially visible when the light came in the window at the far end of the room and lit up the surface so I could see the reflection off the different textures of plain drywall and where the mud was. It was very much like yours.
i think as previously noted its an issue of textures.
In the end he bought the most expensive paint he could buy at sherwin williams which was Ralph Lauren I think and repainted it all with roller. 3 coats later it was acceptable.
The paint your using is flat right? If not maybe consider reducing paint sheen if another coat or two doesn't cure it.
Aren't paint colors funny? The name of mine was "Dark Secret" lol