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Old 12-11-2013, 08:35 AM   #1
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After painting my entire house, the color I chose for the garage is the darkest. Do darker colors show flaws more than lighter colors? I don't know what this horizontal triangle flaw was, next to the entry door and I never saw it before until I started painting even tho I use this doorway a lot.

It's a garage so I'm not overly fussy but paint is expensive and I'd like it to look as nice as possible. I'm using SW Superpaint, in eggshell. I just sanded this spot and hope the 2nd coat covers it. (or minimizes it).

I think anymore work on it would just make it worse.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:51 AM   #2
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What's that surface your painting?
Block, pored concrete, drywall?

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Do darker colors show flaws more than lighter colors?.
Yep. If you want to see every minor flaw on a car body, paint it jet black.
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Joe, My garage is Drywall. I wanted it to look more interesting than an ordinary garage. Maybe the builders scuffed the surface of the drywall when building this house?

Jasper, I have to follow thru since I paid for this pant, but I'll only do the front wall as you drive in. On cars, I don't think anything looks snazzier than a beautiful black polished car, but I don't clean my car so I'd never have black.

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If that's drywall then that's one really bad finishing job. Looks like one sheet got broken and no one bothered to tape it.
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joe,

should I leave it alone? I sanded it a bit.

I have orange peel spray. Would a little bit help? Or a bit of joint compound? (remember you're talking to an amateur.) (an over zealous amateur).

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SO, that's going to be a major drywall fix if you want it to look right. Sanding or orange peel spray aren't going to make those cracks disappear. Even if they did, you would then have a mismatched texture look which would be even more noticeable. Being a garage, I say paint it and forget it.
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To fix it not a big deal. The big deal would be to match the texture I believe to try to do this would make it stand out and be a lot more noticeable than it is now.
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gymschu,

That's what I'll do. Forget about it. I'm just happy I have Superpaint. For some reason this gal. seems extra thick, but then I haven't painted for 6 months. Anyway, I'm sure it will cover as well as any paint.

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It looks like the darker paint is higher sheen than the white paint. Of course sheen paints will always show more flaws than flat paints.

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