Add This Secret Ingredient To Your Paint For A Streak-Free Finish

Add This Secret Ingredient To Your Paint For A Streak-Free Finish

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It doesn’t matter what you’re painting, a streak-free finish can make any project look professional and flawless. Unfortunately, rollers and paint brushes often leave behind drips that detract from your home renovation. Even if you follow painting tips that HGTV stars swear by, you still might find streaks on your walls or doors. However, TikTok’s secret ingredient hack works to correct this painting mishap. All you have to do is add Floetrol to your paint. It works best with acrylic and latex paints and can offer up a professional air-brushed look with nothing more than a foam roller.

Since acrylic and latex paints are water-based, they’re prone to streaking. This is called surfactant leaching and can make your beautiful new paint job look cheap and dingy. Oil-based paints, however, take longer to cure, which luckily means you can quickly repair streaks before they set. When you add Floetrol, your latex paint essentially acts like an oil-based paint. Keep in mind that the type of roller you use is just as important as the product, and foam rollers are your best bet. They apply product consistently, which means you’re less likely to see imperfections in your paint’s finish.

Add Floetrol for flawless paint


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Even when following the best tips for painting your home like a professional, it’s still easy to find fault once your DIY project is complete, but Floetrol can correct the issue. According to TikTok, all you need to do is add this product to your paint. Then grab your foam or nap roller and get painting. For doors, @couhome recommends using a mini roller for hard-to-reach areas. Take note that your paint won’t dry as quickly when using Floetrol, so if you need several coats, you may have to wait longer in between.

As with any chemical, only use Floetrol — and paint — in a well-ventilated area. Additionally, this product is non-flammable, so you can relax when using it. Just be careful not to add too much Floetrol, or else your paint may become runny, resulting in streaks. As a general rule of thumb, start with 8 ounces per gallon of paint, adding a little more at a time if you require a thinner consistency. The results you get depend on the type of paint you start with. For example, this paint additive can make gloss paints less shiny, whereas semi-gloss and flat paints won’t be affected as much. You can have streak-free paint on doors, walls, furniture, and more, all thanks to this secret ingredient available on Amazon for roughly $30.

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