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azalee 04-03-2007 08:22 AM

painting over spots created by painters putty
I repaired some holes in my living room wall with what was said to be a painters repair type putty or caulk, when I painted my wall a dark green (mark twain ) the spots look darker. I went back and sanded the spots but they just looked worse, what can I do to repair these spots?

slickshift 04-03-2007 10:33 AM

Hmmm...I don't know what you used to repair those
Lightweight latex spackle for small stuff, joint compound for larger stuff would be the normal way

Did you prime the repairs before painting the wall?
How many coats of green did you put up?

joewho 04-03-2007 02:16 PM

What is your wall made of? Drywall? Panelling?

Were the repairs on nail holes? Or something larger?

The problem you describe means that the patching material is not sealed or primed. Logically, priming the spot with Kilz (original) should fix the problem.

However, since the room is already painted, there will be problems touching up the spot. That tone of green, in satin or eggshell won't touch-up very easily.

If you've gone over the room with one coat of paint, another coat may or may not cover the patches. At this point, the best solution would be to get a spray can of Kilz (or other solvent based sealer), spray the spots. Sand them, spot prime them all with paint, then paint the whole room again.

azalee 04-03-2007 10:27 PM

I repaired nail holes and no I did not prime them.
However I am going to kilz them and redo the whole room.

Brik 04-05-2007 10:56 AM

The problem may be the texture, not the primer/paint. Often when you patch the patched area is smoother than the surrounding walls. Re-priming/painting may NOT change the results too much. Flatter paint will hide imperfections better. Now, that said priming/painting will eventually build up more texture (roller nap type texture) and may actually help. Good luck.

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