Help! Why is my emulsion patchy? Is it me or the wall??

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ComtesseDeSpair Tue 18-Aug-20 10:52:45

Decorating. Sugar soaped and primed over the existing paint. Have given it two coats of a Dulux Trade white emulsion. And it’s still patchy! The original colour was a peachy orange colour but not particularly dark. I’m dreading doing the terracotta bedrooms shock

Am I a bad decorator or should I be doing something different when I roll the paint on or something?

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ComtesseDeSpair Tue 18-Aug-20 10:53:34

(Excuse general state of room, the place is a proper fixer upper.)

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Haggisfish Tue 18-Aug-20 10:55:03

Has it dried? Could be you are rolling it too thinly. Dh does this.

lljkk Tue 18-Aug-20 10:57:22

needss more coats... DD is our decorator & sometimes needss 3 or more coats.

gnushoes Tue 18-Aug-20 11:01:27

You need more coasts

RedCatBlueCat Tue 18-Aug-20 11:11:30

Cover the wall with paint then, before its dry, finish with a thin layer of vertical floor to ceiling strokes - you can see the different angles of the roller on your wall.

ComtesseDeSpair Tue 18-Aug-20 11:15:40

Have been trying to go floor to ceiling - and I’ve done loads of decorating before even though this doesn’t look like it!

More coats it is then. Thanks.

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