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Old 07-30-2012, 11:38 AM   #1
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hello , i have a simple question about drywall repair .

i have seen work where people have used joint compound
on repairs and you see the repair because it goes from
a sort of textured look to a smooth spot ( were the repair is )
back to a textured look . it doesn't blend into the wall well .

is there a way to make the repair look like the rest of the wall
to an unnoticeable repair ?

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Old 07-30-2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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Drywall compound works fine.
Use a roller to prime and paint, sanding between coats.
I like it best to paint from one corner to another, no just the patch. Paint color may be slightly off and noticeable.

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ok you prime then paint then you sand between coats of paint ? what does sanding after a coat of paint
do ? ive never heard of that .

thx for the reply
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you sand between coats for a smoother finish. rollers always pick up dust or small chunkies in the paint,etc.
and yes i'd prime the area that was patched using a thicker roller sleeves like a 3/4 to get a closer match to the "texture" on the wall.
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great thx , i was wondering why it didn't match the wall well , ive even seen paint commercials
were they show people who painted there walls and you can see the repairs . kind of odd

most people probably don't even notice it till they try to repair there own walls .
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also feather the texture into the existing wall with your joint compound. unless you are great at texturing it will easily show if you don't "feather" it in.
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when patching you fill all the pores making it nice and smooth whereas the rest of the wall has pores and has a really light texture.

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