Ceiling spot refuses to blend into the rest of the paint


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Old 11-19-14, 01:48 PM
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Ceiling spot refuses to blend into the rest of the paint

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I'm struggling to come up with a reason as to why I cannot correctly paint over the spot in the pic below so that it blends in the with the ceiling. I'm using exactly the same paint that was used on the rest of the ceiling.

It started my me having to patch a small indentation in the ceiling. I patched it, sanded it, primed it and now painted over the area twice. It looks fine from right below in that it blended perfectly with the rest of the ceiling area, but not from other angles/areas in the room such as where this picture was taken.

Any advice?

I'm using Benjamin Moore Regal white ceiling paint.

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Old 11-19-14, 02:03 PM
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Some paints touch up better than others and a few touch up poorly How the paint reflects light plays a part in how well the touch up will look. That why sometimes a touch up looks good from one angle and not another. How old is the paint on the ceiling? What type of heat does the house have? any smokers in the house? Is the repair's texture [including roller stipple] the same as the rest of the ceiling?
 
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Old 11-19-14, 02:07 PM
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As Mark said, sometimes touchups work better than others - I'd repaint the whole ceiling at this point.
 
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Old 11-19-14, 04:23 PM
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The ceiling was painted only a month earlier, that's why i'm surprised by how it's mismatching.
 
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Old 11-20-14, 03:38 AM
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Ok let me try again, typed a reply and it disappeared and auto saved only restored one word

While most paints touch up decent, some will not touch up at all About 30 yrs ago I worked for an outfit that painted a large new construction apartment complex. They bought a cheap off brand paint for the exterior stucco. We had to have a special paint mixed up for touch up as the paint we brushed/rolled on the exterior would not touch up at all ..... and rough stucco should touch up better than a slick finished wall/ceiling!

At this point you are probably best off repainting the ceiling using a better brand/line of paint should prevent a reoccurence of your touch up issues
 

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Mark asked this already but I don't see an answer - is the texture different in the patch than the rest of the ceiling? Can't really tell from the picture.
 
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Old 11-20-14, 12:22 PM
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Yes the patched over area is the same as the rest of the ceiling .

I guess I'll have to plan to repaint the ceiling in the next few weeks - I thought touchup with idential paint was a given when it's done not too far after the original.
 
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Old 11-20-14, 01:52 PM
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As I recall, Benny Moore Regal is a Matte finish, but it has an initial slight sheen to the finish that dissipates over time. We used it extensively at a Hotel and had the rep come out because we were getting uneven streaking from roller marks (18" roller) all the way down the walls. The initial sheen has to do with the pigment carrying particles that need to settle down. It gives the paint a high scrubability. I would give it some time before you resort to a repaint. Also, may need to feather out the patch paint a little further.
 
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Old 11-20-14, 01:57 PM
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Ceiling paints are normally a poor grade of paint, have an extra flat sheen and are rarely scrubable. I don't often use BM coatings but I think the Regal comes in various sheens/types of paint.
 
 

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