This topic has 6 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 2 years ago by Tabetha White. Author Posts July 10, 2019 at 3:36 pm #17460 Tabetha White Experience: 5-10 yearsScenic Status: Part Time Freelance I’ll be painting a very uneven floor surface with a wood grain technique, any tips for keeping lines nice and straight on an uneven floor? Thanks! July 11, 2019 at 12:23 pm #17470 EvanWRapp Experience: 5-10 yearsScenic Status: Full Time Regular Uneven in what way? Are edges of flooring popping up? If so… you’re looking at a tough job. Paint catches on the edges in the high spots and skips in the lows spots. You can fudge it if it isn’t supposed to be a “finely finished” grain. July 11, 2019 at 1:09 pm #17478 Tabetha White Experience: 5-10 yearsScenic Status: Part Time Freelance No, it is a cement floor that has lots of chips and depressions, areas that have paint built up from past shows, that kind of uneven. It’s a basement theatre. Thanks! July 11, 2019 at 3:01 pm #17479 EvanWRapp Experience: 5-10 yearsScenic Status: Full Time Regular I’ve not worked on such a surface. Hopefully someone else has some info. Good Luck! July 12, 2019 at 3:26 pm #17483 Scott GerwitzAdmin Experience: 20+ yearsScenic Status: Full Time RegularPartner I would think you would want to avoid a removal wood grain technique. When I have to grain on an uneven floor (typically masonite sheets not leveled well) I use a long bristled brush. The longer bristles will fall into the gaps a little easier. I also will thin my graining color down a little more, again to help it fall in the gaps. If there are still some missing areas, you can come back with an artist brush to catch holidays. When you apply a glaze color you should be able to brush back and forth to work it into the gaps. Good luck! July 12, 2019 at 3:32 pm #17484 Tabetha White Experience: 5-10 yearsScenic Status: Part Time Freelance Thanks! September 25, 2019 at 10:31 am #18000 Tabetha White Experience: 5-10 yearsScenic Status: Part Time Freelance Thank you so much for everyone’s suggestions! Here’s a photo of the set almost finished, but it shows the floor’s uneven texture pretty well. Author Posts Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.