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Picture framing

From the Resene paint and decorating problems solver

Brush application applies more shear than roller application. A wall brushed at the corners and otherwise rolled can exhibit an effect called 'picture framing' - a light area surrounded by a darker, brushed area. Similarly, spraying generally applies more shear than brush or roller application so a paint applied by spray may appear darker than brushed or rolled touch up areas.

To avoid picture framing run your roller as close to the edge as possible.


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