Touch up painting shows up lighter than orginal color?

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Anonymous asked 10 years ago

Wall has dried, come back with touch up; leaves lighter color than what is on the wall. What cause this? Can I fix it to blend in with wall?

2 Answers
MagicDave answered.

Now you need to repaint the whole wall…

Crowder Painting answered.

What paint and what color did you use? How did you do the touch-up? Sometimes a touch-up spot can be darker but lighter is a little weird. Problems can happen with deep tone colors.

I recommend using the same application method for the touch-up as was used for the whole wall. Example- use a roller instead of a brush. Make sure the paint is well stirred.

You can also try polishing the spot with a clean soft flannel cloth. Sometimes this will help blend things together.