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Boy asked in Home & GardenDecorating & Remodeling · 2 months ago

Is it normal to have spots on walls due to touch up paint?

We have had a touch up paint made for the back bedroom, it closely matches the paint already on the wall but when the sunlight comes in you can see a stand out spot on the wall. 

Is this normal? 

Update:

When we turn on our ceiling light in that bedroom you cannot see any spots 

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  • 2 months ago
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    Pretty normal. Especially when touching up walls that were painted more than a year ago. After a year the paint had already faded and won't match the touch up. Repaint the walls completely if the spots bother you.

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  • 2 months ago

    Most likely you used a brush to touch up and the wall was originally done with a roller. Or the paint is not an exact match, like the same paint can that was used originally. The sun has different color components than your ceiling light so the color difference shows up more.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If u used a semi gloss on a flat paint it will show up as you stated .

       It could be the way around also 

       Either way touch up paint show only be from the same can or batch 

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  • L
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Yes, especially if the paint 'closely' matches the paint already on the wall.  When ever you touch up anything - try to use the exact same color.

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  • 2 months ago

    Even if you have the same color and finish it can still be a problem because the existing paint can fade or the sheen can change a bit. Sometimes even how the paint is applied (brush or roller) can make a difference.

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  • 2 months ago

    That often happens for many reasons.  As other poster said, could be finish or just that its never a perfect match from an older paint to present paint.  We usually paint that one whole wall to make it look good.

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  • Nancy
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    2 months ago

    It sounds like you didn't get the same finish.  The color matches, but the finish doesn't-- like maybe the original paint was flat finish and you used eggshell finish to touch it up, or something like that.

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