Wall Touchup

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  1. Jul 21, 2011 #1

    aywho

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    Hello,

    I'm a student and have no experience in painting at all. I'm posting on this forum to see if I can get some tips on how to do simple touchup. Recently I saw some scuff marks on the wall, and I decide to use the paint from the original paint can. It was such a small scuff mark (the size of a dime) that I decide to use cotton swab. I dipped the cotton swab into the paint and applied an extremely thin layer. Afterwards I let it dry. After a day, when I examined the wall from different angle, I see a difference, and it looks like a patch.

    I'm sure that the color is the same, but why is it that I can still spot the difference (esp. when I'm looking at it from the side)

    How do I fix it without repainting the entire wall?

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. Jul 21, 2011 #2

    nealtw

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    I would bet the the wall has faded over time.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2011 #3

    aywho

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    The wall was painted about 4-5 months ago =(
     
  4. Jul 21, 2011 #4

    CharlieO

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    First thing is paint take about 30 days to full cure, so the new area should blend over time if it is the same paint.
    Also using a different applicator will make a difference, if the wall was painted with a roller and you try to touch it up with a brush you will se a difference at least for a while.
    Give it some time and see what happens.
    :usa:
     
  5. Jul 22, 2011 #5

    Mallot999

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    Paint pigments fade over time (even if from the same can).
     

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