Roller marks on ceiling?

I have tried different roller heads for emulsion, but find on ceilings, if you roll in all directions, rather than straight, or across, when dry your left with Roller marks, which look shocking once dried, any ideas ?

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Derek Dingwall Painter and Decorator
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Don't apply so much pressure on roller
17th Sep 2019
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Beenrecommended
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normally pushing to much presser on roller i only use a deep pile and no lines
17th Sep 2019
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Always paint in one direction and as the roller unloads the paint it leaves thinner patches that show , so when you reload the roller and start where you finished , lightly go back over the last bit painted to blend in the thinner coat of paint and when your finished there will be no lines
1st Oct 2019
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Generalbuilding
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Hi you need to prepare your wall before painting ( sanding down any previous roller marks) you need to use a good quality roller and when you start rolling make sure you spread the pain on w shape and roller should go nice and easy don't press to much on it , make sure you spread the paint equally and only in 1 direction. Hope this will help you
23rd Sep 2019
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It could be the paint you've used, not necessarily you or the roller?
6th Oct 2019
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Anthony mcdonough decorating
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Theremust be
Some uneven paint on ceiling
.needs fine sand paper
Gentel ruddown first before
Painting
5th Oct 2019
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Jp plasterers/builders
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It sounds like you are over loading the roller try putting less onto your roller and try and get the paint even all over the roller head.hope this helps.
22nd Oct 2019
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In my experience I have used different rollers but it depends on your hand,i.e works very well for me.but there are special rollers for ceiling. Applying the paint would be a back and for motion.
6th Nov 2019
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yes try long pile roller, i have noticed than long pile rollers leaves no marks whichever type of paint you are using, this i different from short pile roller because the edge of the roller always leaves marks, nomatter how much you lay off
14th Nov 2019
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you have to paint on the diagonal from wall to wall, not towards the window where the sun shines!
2nd Nov 2019
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Pro Murals & Decorating
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Invest in a good short/ mid pile roller head and a more expensive good brand matt emulsion that won't flash or grin. Lay it on well and don't over roll it.
12th Nov 2019
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Hd5 builders ltd
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Try a under coat or even a primer
29th Jan 2020
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cpw decorators
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Use a high quality paint like tikkurrila anti reflex or superwhite,medium pile Purdy white dove roller add floetrol paint conditioner to emulsion so that the paint drys very slowly thus eliminating roller mark, don't press to hard on roller and don’t run the roller dry and roll in one direction with 50% overlap

10th Feb 2020
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An even load on your roller preferably deep pile in uniform width way strokes with out stopping or back rolling. Also apply with excess pressure and complete 2 coats with any filling and sanding between coats as required
26th Jan 2020
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Back2bright
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I think what ur referring to are called tram lines, the best way I find to solve this is to spread the paint out in a w shape be sure to lay thick edges off by rollering outwards lightly, if this is a freshly plastered ceiling the paint will dry really quick so will need to keep moving and try keep a wet edge, hope this helps
5th Feb 2020
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fd
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Work away from the light ( start at the window )
Work your roller in the same direction face on with the window.
Over lap you paint strokes by at least 30%.
Ceilings dry quick, if your paint is thick just water it down by 10%, this will ensure your dry time to take longer so the ceiling dries as one.
Dont use any vinyl based paints.
If your in kitchen or bathroom use Eggshell.
Prep the surfaces well.
Remember, the decoration is the fastest non time consuming part of the job. Put every effort into getting that surface as perfect as you possibly can.
21st Jan 2020
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