Flat Paint Ceiling Color Touch Up NOT MATCHING


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Old 07-19-13, 06:13 PM
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Flat Paint Ceiling Color Touch Up NOT MATCHING

So...I had a water stain. The previous paint was removed, new wall compound added and dried...but now anytime I try to paint on it with the paint the painters give me..no matching..no go. Too yellow (the can of paint). Took it into the store that sells it and they said it's not a "spot on match but its close"

Told me to bring a paint chip....I called a painter and he said to just...repaint the entire wall and that he would do it for $350....

Not sure if I need to have the entire wall repainted for one touch up spot ?
 
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Old 07-20-13, 04:22 AM
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How old is the paint job? were all the stains either cut out or coated with a solvent based primer? Is there texture? What brand/line of paint? The title says ceiling but then you mention wall - which is it?

It is almost impossible to get an acceptable touch up with paint that is not a "spot on match but its close"
That works for painting from wall to wall but rarely for touch up. Assuming all the prep is correct and while it's possible being onsite might change my opinion, your best option is to paint the entire wall/ceiling.
 
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Old 07-20-13, 04:35 AM
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Main thing as mentioned is, did you prime it first, the so called primer and paint in a can does not count.
No primer, it's going to show.
Prime and paint the whole ceiling if you want a perfect looking ceiling.
 
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Old 07-20-13, 04:37 AM
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Yep, even if you have the exact colour code for the ceiling paint you might not get a perfect match. Paint fades/changes in colour from exposure to the sun, pollution, etc.

A customer I've done lots of work for asked me to touch up a tiny little spot on their ceiling last week. They have no idea exactly what white was originally used. I explained that this could involve repainting a significant portion of the ceiling of their open concept main floor. They quickly changed their minds.
 
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Old 07-20-13, 04:38 AM
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Just to clarify - latex primers won't adequately seal water stains!
 
 

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