Updated: Nov 22, 2018
How to prevent Paint flashing or picture framing on a wall or surface that you painted.
A common issue when dealing with paints that have a finish added is paint flashing. This is caused by a doubling up of reflective layers in the paint. Basically you will notice it when you cut in a wall or surface that you are painting and by the time it drys you get to painting the main portion because of this the reflectiveness in the paint is not even and you will be able to see where it was cut in before the wall was rolled. What does Burke painting do to prevent this? We keep a wet edge, not allowing the cut lines to dry before it is rolled. Often this means that it takes at least two painters to accomplish this for best results. one other reason a wall might picture frame is the texture might be off whether you cut in on a thick knockdown texture and then used a thick nap roller for the rest of the wall and the nap roller filled in the texture more then the brush or you sprayed and backrolled but did not roll completely top to bottom. Burke Painting Uses small framed roller covers to make sure that the same texture is matched when cutting in and rolling the hard to reach areas. That is the Burke Difference.