Need Advice Touching Up A Ceiling

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Old 11-17-15, 01:15 PM
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Need Advice Touching Up A Ceiling

I have a freshly painted ceiling using good quality flat white BM latex ceiling paint that looks great except one spot where my daughter accidently touched the roller she was using to paint a nearby wall a darker color.

I want to touch up the spot without repainting the entire ceiling. I've got plenty of the ceiling paint left and have a fresh 3/8" nap roller cover which is what I used to originally paint the ceiling.

I seem to recall from past experience that the best way to touch up the spot so it doesn't show with a recently painted ceiling area is to get the roller cover well saturated with paint, but not dripping, and roll the paint over the spot but also roll the paint out well beyond that area in all directions so it blends in better and doesn't stand out.

Will this method work or is there a better way to accomplish what I'm trying to do.

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Old 11-17-15, 01:22 PM
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If it is only a small spot near the wall, you would have better luck with brush using several thin coats until it is covered, feathering it out as you go. Thats my opinion anyway.
 
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Old 11-17-15, 01:40 PM
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I agree with Keith although every paint is slightly different when it comes to touch up. Some look best feathered out while others look better if you just hit the spot in question.
 
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Old 11-17-15, 01:59 PM
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Unfortunately, its not too close to the wall because she was climbing the ladder with the roller pointed up and touched the ceiling a few feet away from the wall.

It sounds like trying to feather it out with a roller may make the most sense given where the spot is located?
 
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Old 11-17-15, 02:04 PM
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Yes, if its in the middle of the ceiling, I would feather it with a roller. It will probably take a couple coats to cover a dark color, so start small and feather it out a bit more with each coat.
 
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