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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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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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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Anthony mcdonough decorating
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Some uneven paint on ceiling
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5th Oct 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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AR Property Maintenance
4 Reviews, 50% Positive
You need to roll straight and have enough paint on it. Or get the professionals to do it
15th 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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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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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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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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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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