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Old 08-17-2012, 08:58 AM   #16
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Why not just paint the whole ceiling (is it large?)- if you have lots of touch ups that would even it out.
It is hard even with the color matching exactly for touchups to dissappear with an eggshell. Most of us pros would figure to put up a full coat to take care of the" flashing" ( sheen difference of a touch up) .

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Why not just paint the whole ceiling (is it large?)- if you have lots of touch ups that would even it out.
It is hard even with the color matching exactly for touchups to dissappear with an eggshell. Most of us pros would figure to put up a full coat to take care of the" flashing" ( sheen difference of a touch up) .
If both paints are eggshell, you will still get flashing and sheen difference, just because one paint is 10 years old? Sheen goes away after some years, even on the ceiling ?
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You can get flashing with most paints with sheens after 2 days. Nature of the paint.
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Using 10 year old paint was the problem.
I bought a new can and it matched 99%.
Also, paint chip sample no longer has eggshell sheen (or never was to begin with),
so I used flat white for a better match of my 10 year old ceiling.

I should have done a better 2nd coat, though. But a huge improvement.
Funny, the camera catches the flaws better than the human eye.

Thanks for the help guys.


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