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Old 12-04-2011, 05:40 PM   #1
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We've painted our ceiling with Valspar Ceiling Paint. It has a purple tint when wet. My husband attempted to touch up some spots he missed, and when these spots dried, they stayed purple instead of drying white like the rest of the ceiling did. How can this be remedied?

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i would say you either need to repaint the whole ceiling again or go to a real paint store and get better paint. my uncle tried valspar and had to put 3 coats on to make it look good.

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The purple-tinted Valspar ceiling paint is worthless. Danny is right, go to a paintstore and get some real ceiling paint......forget the tinted stuff. I used to recommend SW's Brilliance, but, I have heard good things about Benny Moore's ceiling paint.
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We've painted our ceiling with Valspar Ceiling Paint. It has a purple tint when wet. My husband attempted to touch up some spots he missed, and when these spots dried, they stayed purple instead of drying white like the rest of the ceiling did. How can this be remedied?
A lot depends on how long the first coat dried before touching up those spots - but it should dry white within a day or two at most. If you're concerned, don't repaint the entire ceiling yet, try this - using a pump type spray bottle, spritz the surface enough to re-wet the affected area. Again, depending on how long the first coat was on the surface, don't be surprised to see the entire area turn purple again...by doing this (re-wetting the surface), it should allow any trapped solvent (water) to escape more quickly and dry as it's supposed to.

Note: If this ceiling is in a bathroom, with shower, during the first 15 - 20 days (or so), steam could cause this ceiling to re-wet and appear purple again - which will dry white again after all steam and moisture dissipates. This "fugitive dye" will react with water up until the time the paint film has cured. Good luck, let us know how it turns out.
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