Touch up wall paint


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Old 07-17-14, 10:08 AM
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Touch up wall paint

So I noticed yesterday I missed some spots when I painted my wall last week. I decided to touch up the missed spots and for some reason it looks like the fresh paint is just sitting on top or the original paint. It's not blending in. I checked on it this morning hoping it would blend and noticed it looks like it's still sitting on top of the original coat and it's shiny. It is a dark brown satin wall. Why is this and is there a way to fix it?
 
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Old 07-17-14, 10:38 AM
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Some paints touch up better than others. Sometimes a little more time is needed for the paint to dry but I have had to repaint entire walls in the past due to touching up never blending in.
 
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Old 07-17-14, 11:44 AM
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Are you sure you got full coverage when you painted? Sometimes the wall looks good but still needs another coat. Paint will never touch up if the original paint job doesn't have full coverage!

Did you mix the paint well prior to touching it up? Some colors/brands/sheens touch up better than others.
 
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Old 07-17-14, 03:23 PM
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I used Behr paint. I did 3 coats so it should have been fully covered. I'll take a picture tonight so maybe that will help. I have touched up other walls before but with a different color and it was fine didn't even notice there was a touch up. Maybe this color is too dark? I used a sponge brush too so there wouldn't be a big transition but it just seems like the paint isn't blending ugs.
 
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Old 07-18-14, 03:41 AM
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How dark of a color? what sheen?
 
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Old 07-18-14, 05:36 AM
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I've never used Behr paints but I've used better and had trouble touching up so it could be the paint. Higher sheens and darker are more difficult as well, hence Mark's questions.
 
 

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