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Old 01-31-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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I recently bought a house. The house was painted sage green. The orginial paint was still left there so I painted over a few touch up areas that needed fixed. Now those areas are a lot darker than the orginial paint. Is there anything I can do to fix this? I have to fix other areas too is there anything I can do before I start to paint?

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Your original paint coating has faded. If you're just looking to touch up some spots, you will have to match the current faded color. Take a chip to the paintstore and they can computer match it. Buy a quart or a gallon (about the same price, really) and do your touch ups. One problem you may run into is that each side fades to a different color based on the "bleaching" effect of sunlight. In other words, the SW side will be much more faded out than the north side.

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I recently bought a house. The house was painted sage green. The orginial paint was still left there so I painted over a few touch up areas that needed fixed. Now those areas are a lot darker than the orginial paint. Is there anything I can do to fix this? I have to fix other areas too is there anything I can do before I start to paint?
Are we talking about the outside of your house or inside? If outside Gymschu is right, the color most likely faded. If inside, I really can't see it fading unless it's been on there a long time or the previous owners had no window blinds. If inside, make certain you have mixed the left over paint thouroughly. Also, make certain they did not use two different sheens of paint. I've had that happen before.
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Clear coat is not going to restore faded pigment! If the color has been bleached out, you don't put it back in with clear coat. Waste of money.

Best option is as mentioned, have the faded color computer matched. Also as mentioned, it could be different on each side and even from top to bottom depending on how much the sun has hit it.
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Depending on the degree of fading, a repaint may be required. No clear coat will correct this.
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Bad suggestion on the clear coat. People need to quit making crap up as they go along.
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Why waste time even responding to that guy? It's clearly spam.

Shoulda clicked instead.
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Why waste time even responding to that guy? It's clearly spam.

Shoulda clicked instead.
He was spotted but I post when I can before such are removed. People listen to idiots, I fear.

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