About Hirshfield’s

We’re the Midwest’s premier paint and decorating centers, specializing in paint, wall coverings, fabrics and window fashions, with 26 locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota.

Visit us at www.hirshfields.com or follow us on twitter: @hirshfields.

7 Responses to “About Hirshfield’s”

  1. Jenny Says:

    I have recently painted my basement that was recently finished and I have roller marks on the walls. I was wondering how I can avoid them the next time I paint and how I can cover the roller marks up now?
    Thanks for youe help!
    Jenny

  2. Dave Says:

    Dear Jenny,

    Several things to consider to avoid roller marks:

    1. Use lower sheen paints such as flat or eggshell rather than satin or semi-gloss. The lower sheen hides roller marks better.

    2. Make sure you don’t roll the paint dry.

    3. Always maintain a wet edge. Try not to roll or brush back into previously coated surfaces. This can cause a lifting of the freshly-applied paint thereby added in the unwanted roller texture.

    4. Make certain your roller has a 3/8″ or 1/2″ nap when going over drywall.

    To correct the current problem, re-coat (repaint using the above mentioned tips) the walls.

    I hope this helps you with future jobs.

  3. Mattthew Harsant Painting & Decorating Says:

    Hi Jenny,
    The above recommendations are right on.
    Here are a couple of other things to consider:
    – If you have ‘dry lines’ (as opposed to roller lines) you may simply need another finish coat to create a uniform finish.
    – If you do actually have ‘roller lines’ (with a raised/textured edge), be sure to properly sand your surfaces and eliminate the texture entirely before re-coating, or the lines will become a permanent unwanted feature of the wall.
    – When rolling, roll forward in “V”s and “M”s the entire height of the wall approximately 30″ and then backroll using the same technique approximately 45″ thus cross-hatching and creating a smooth and uniform finish.

  4. Magdalena Says:

    Hi Jenny,The above recommendations are right on.Here are a couple of other things to consider:- If you have ‘dry lines’ (as opposed to roller lines) you may simply need another finish coat to create a uniform finish.- If you do actually have ‘roller lines’ (with a raised/textured edge), be sure to properly sand your surfaces and eliminate the texture entirely before re-coating, or the lines will become a permanent unwanted feature of the wall.- When rolling, roll forward in “V”s and “M”s the entire height of the wall approximately 30″ and then backroll using the same technique approximately 45″ thus cross-hatching and creating a smooth and uniform finish.
    +1

  5. ReadersHeaven Says:

    Hi, nice to meet you !

  6. sportsperson Says:

    You are my inspiration, I possess few web logs and very sporadically run out from brand :).

  7. alclad interior systems Says:

    please can you give me the mixture to make Alaskan skies 972 &
    charcoal hc 166 ( Benjamin moore paints )

    thanks
    mike c ( south Africa )


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