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markospencer 12-29-2008 12:01 PM

Painting Drywall Patch

I just finished patching a drywall. I primed over the patch, and finally painted over with the matching top coat. However, I do notice that the patch does not blend with the existing wall paint texture. The patch looks too smooth after painting and is easily visible. I'm using a standard smooth paint roller. How do I make the patch blend with the existing wall texture. Is there a specific paint roller I should be using that builds up the paint texture.


bjbatlanta 12-29-2008 05:53 PM

A longer nap roller should even out the "texture" from the roller. Hard to say for sure, but probably a 3/8" - 1/2" would be minimal. It may be even heavier than that. If the paint color is off even a bit, you may need to paint the whole wall also. Sort of a trial and error thing, unless some of the painting pros have other suggestions.......

Workaholic 12-29-2008 07:44 PM

Try using a 1/2" nap - 3/4" nap. If this does not have satisfying results repaint the entire wall.

sirwired 12-30-2008 05:25 AM

I have had the same problem. I fixed it by priming the patches with a nice, thick primer and a roller prior to the topcoat. (I used SW PrepRite ProBlock Latex.) This made the patches invisible. It also helped to prevent gloss-shift in the final coat (I think.)


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