Just how did you repair them? You usually sand LAST not FIRST. In
order to not show they have to be flush with the rest of the wall and of
And what kind of primer did you use? When you were done with that could
you tell where the patches were?
Very likely that the problem is 95% texture, 5% primer. Repairs are
smoothe and flat; previously painted area has bumpy texture from rolled
latex. Repairs absorb paint differently, even with one coat of primer,
and two is better but not usually done. I would try:
Get a small nappy roller and roll a couple of coats of primer on the
repairs. Try in an inconspicuous spot, if possible. Then, do the same
with two coats of paint. Feather each into surrounding area. Let each
dry very well. Put another coat of finish paint - thin coat - on that
entire wall. Should help conceal the defects.
I had a wall on the end of my living room that only in late afternoon,
with door open and setting sun shining across the wall, showed every
mark the edge of the paint roller left. Solution: keep door closed in
the pm when I had company :o)
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