Mud/Tape lines showing through paint?

Seeg asked 5 years ago

I hired a painter to paint a new home that has not been previously painted. It was textured about 6 months ago, and has just been painted. I’m concerned, because there are visible lines, mostly in the ceilings, that look darker where the mud/tape lines were. The painter’s explanation is that there was not enough mud on the walls between the mud lines, and that’s why I’m seeing the lines. In other words, the drywall is absorbing more of the paint than the areas where the mud lines are making visible lines.

Does this sound right? Was it not prepped right? The painter told me he put a primer coat and a color coat. He is using Dunn Edwards VersaSatin paint. What can be done to fix this?

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