Poor Flow/Levelling


Poor Flow/Levelling

Poor Flow/LevellingFailure of paint to dry to a smooth film, resulting in unsightly brush and roller marks after the paint dries.

Possible Causes:

  • Use of lower quality paint

  • Application of additional paint to "touch up" partially dried painted areas.

  • Re-brushing or re-rolling partially dried painted areas.

  • Use of the wrong type of roller cover or poor quality brush.


  • Use top quality latex paints, which are generally formulated with ingredients that enhance paint flow. Brush and roller marks thus tend to "flow out" and form a smooth film. When using a roller, be sure to use a cover with the recommended nap length for the type of paint being used. Use of a high quality brush is important; a poor brush can result in bad flow and leveling with any paint.