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how do you touchup a wall painted with eggshell paint?

how do you touchup a wall painted with eggshell paint?

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Posted 2013-08-15T23:26:04+0000  by m-j-r m-j-r

Hi there m-j-r,


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Depending on the age of your previous paintjob, the fix could be relatively easy or a bit more difficult. Luckily your eggshell sheen is relatively low luster, which is good. Higher luster finishes like satin or semi-gloss are more difficult to touch up later on down the road. Reason being is that the finish on your paint ages and decreases over time. Putting a new coat on, even if it's the exact same finish as before, can produce two very different sheens on your wall depending on the amount of sun exposure it gets and how quickly the finish ages.


If you know the color you worked with previously, have our paint associates make you a new batch of the paint in the same eggshell finish. If not, then see if you can bring in a solid, one piece sample about the size of a half dollar to have them color match for you.


Brush or roll on your touch up and be sure to feather the edges out with a brush so that your new finish blends as seamlessly as possible with your old paint coat = )

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Posted 2013-08-16T14:33:45+0000  by Jay_HD_CHI

Just a couple thoughts to add to Jay's comments:  when doing touch-up, do the absolute mnimum to cover that which drew your eye to the spot in the first place. the bigger the touch-up, the more likely it will show up.


Secondly, try to use the same technique as was used to put down the paint orignally. If it was rolled, roll the touch-up. If it was brushed, brush the touch up. Brushing in the middle of a rolled wall catches the light differently and shows up. Either dab the area with a brush, or hold a roller cover in your hand and dab the wall with the nap of the roller. I usually turn the paint can upside down before opening so that the bottom of the lid can act as my paint palette when opened. I dab the roller onto the lid to pick up paint, and then dab the touch-up spot.


The only really fool proof way to touch-up is to paint a section to some logical break off point, such as an inside or outside corner. Even then, if the patched spot is not properly sealed first, you risk having a "flashed" spot in the middle of the wall.

Posted 2013-08-17T00:17:26+0000  by ordjen
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