I have an Asian room that was painted a deep red. The job didn't look awesome but better than average. Anyways, I had to move some shelves and decided to fix some nail pops. Well here is where my nightmare begins. I spackled the holes and sanded them as well as I could to the point to where they were as near to flush with the wall as I could imagine. Well, I figured a I could just re-prime and paint the area and it would dry to match the orginal... NO WAY! The area stuck out like a sore thumb. So I re-painted the whole wall but no matter how much I try... the areas that were spackled look like blisters even though they are flat to the wall. Plus the original red show where I may have missed a spot with the new coat... so I'm left of this cycle of re-sanding priming painting etc... and nothing looks as good as the original!!!
Can anyone offer some advice and tell me what I'm doing wrong and how to stop this madness?