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paries 10-29-2006 12:16 PM

repair area is still noticable
I have a smooth ceiling in my kitchen.

I repaired a couple of areas, sanded and then touched up with the paint.

The problem is when i walk into the kitchen i can still see where i repaired. It is not like it is rough, but it not longer matches everything else. almost is shinny??

Do i need to re-prime it before painting?

will be glad to attach an image, if you do not know what i am talking about


ron schenker 10-29-2006 01:35 PM

I have a feeling you will have to prime and paint the whole ceiling to make it look good

slickshift 10-29-2006 04:40 PM

Exactly how did you repair the spots on the ceiling?

paries 10-30-2006 10:04 AM


Man i hope not..... arg....


i put in some filler and then sanded. Then i painted that spot.

from an angle in the light i can see exactly where i sanded.


J187 10-30-2006 11:01 AM

how did you go about matching the paint? Sounds like maybe you got a different sheen then whats on there.

slickshift 10-30-2006 04:25 PM

Well, the actual type of filler could be the problem
Also the fact that you didn't prime the repair area could be the problem
That's what I get from your description

And I can't tell from here, but it's possible you didn't sand well enough

If it's just "flashing" (a sheen change over the repair spot), another coat might fix it
The proper way to do it is to spot prime repairs to avoid flashing
Often another coat or two can fix flashing
It depends on the paint

paries 10-30-2006 07:50 PM

I think what you have mentioned is the problem. I will sand more, then prime and paint a couple coats and see what that does.
Thanks for your help

troubleseeker 10-30-2006 09:02 PM

The problem is beacuse of the touchup. The only way to get the paint on the patches to "read" the same is by having a uniform base under the finish paint. I always spot prime the repairs, then when dry prime the whole ceiling. If the repairs are indeed flat, they will not show throuigh the new paint job.

joewho 11-01-2006 08:12 PM

Does it seem as if that spot is smoother than the rest of the ceiling? Try 120 grit sand paper then paint. Even pre-used 100 grit.

J187 11-02-2006 07:37 AM

Also, I try to feather out the spot I repaint a descent amount so it blends in better. If you sanded within a strict rectangle, you may be asking for trouble matching.

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