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We had a handyman out today to patch and paint a small tear in a dim stairwell. While he was down there, he saw a few nicks on the wall of the room, and (unbeknownst to us until this evening) he apparently took the initiative to roll his brush right over those nicks too. Of course the paint that matched well enough on a small patch in a dim stairwell sticks out like a splotchy face in the bright room lights.

I know what the best answer is: repaint the whole wall. Unfortunately we're about to list out our house for sale in a few days, and it's a huge room, and we'd have to rush to finish the whole wall. So I'm wondering if there are any creative techniques you can suggest to feather his patches before we take the leap. Thanks!
 

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the reason you can see the "flash" is because the eye can see its edges... the best you can do with out painting the entire area is to paint most of the area..use a mini roller (or a reg 9 inch depending on size) and gradually lift the pressure off the edges.. this will create a "fading" effect of new color to old color.. should look better then the spots you have.. but as you know it will not be perfect.
 
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