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Paint Screw Up - How Can I Fix?

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Paint Screw Up - How Can I Fix?

I painted my room in May. There were some areas that I did not paint that well, so I wanted to do some touch ups on it.

I went back to Benjamin Moore in August and repurchased the same custom colour (it was not an off the rack BM colour), stupid me, I thought the colours would be the exact same, so I started painting right away. But now I have 2 different shades on my wall.

Any suggestions on what I can do to fix it? I really don't want to repaint my room.

Do you think I can bring the paint back to the store and ask them to mix it again?
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paint the entire wall, can't do much
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Fix that screw pop

Did you get the same sheen of paint? Same brand of BM paint?.. Once it dries it might match a bit better
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They should be an exact match. At least one of the cans is not tinted correctly. Does either match the original swatch.
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I only bought a pint, 'cause it was just gonna be for touch ups. If i have to paint the whole wall again, i'm gonna need a gallon $$$$

It should have been the same, I bought it from the same store and told them I needed more.

How do I fix that screw pop?
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JayTee1 wrote:
Aug 13th, 2019 8:30 pm
How do I fix that screw pop?
Seriously? Install more screws, once your sure the drywall is properly secured, cut a bit out of the place where it popped and then use a drywall knife (6"?) And put on some mud. If it's very bad you can put it in coats, joint compound and then topping after. Once it's all level then quick sand if needed and paint.
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Lots if paints needs time to cure and reach final shade. Dark paints can take a month or 2
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Hang something on the wall to mask it
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It's already been alluded to, but have you given the paint time to dry to see if the colour will match?
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JayTee1 wrote:
Aug 13th, 2019 8:30 pm
How do I fix that screw pop?
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Aug 13th, 2019 8:52 pm
Seriously? Install more screws, once your sure the drywall is properly secured, cut a bit out of the place where it popped and then use a drywall knife (6"?) And put on some mud. If it's very bad you can put it in coats, joint compound and then topping after. Once it's all level then quick sand if needed and paint.
Cut out that circle with an xacto knife. you dont have to cut out thru the drywall. just enough deep so that paper circle is not sticking out ( if its indeed a paper circle and not a plastic grommet )

use a putty knife and putty to fill in . and wait for it to dry.
sand it a little to get rid of loose stuff and dab it with paint. or primer of you got some.

sand off all the new paint you put on without ripping into paper.

When you're applying paint make sure you're using a roller not a paint brush.

again, is it the same "sheen"? wall paint looks a lot more flatter. did you buy other paint at the same time too ?
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I took that picture 24 hours after I painted it, but it's been 48hours+ now and it still looks the same.

I guess my next step is to take the paint back to the store to see if there is anything they can do about the colour difference.

But damn their 9-5 hours
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JayTee1 wrote: I took that picture 24 hours after I painted it, but it's been 48hours+ now and it still looks the same.

I guess my next step is to take the paint back to the store to see if there is anything they can do about the colour difference.

But damn their 9-5 hours
There is no way they will be able to match this. Even when you purchase multiple cans at the same time, it's recommend to mix them together, to avoid different shades.
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If you don't want to paint the whole wall (what I would do) then find a nice mirror to put there to cover it up. Actually, a mirror that size will cost around $69 at Winners/Home Sense which is about the same price as a gallon of paint from BM.
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Although the “paint recipe / formula” for the colour might be exactly the same
It can often differ if it’s mixed in smaller sizes vs larger (Pints vs Quarts vs Gallons)
Likewise the type of base paint you use can also affect the colour
Or more precisely it’s light reflective qualities
So you cannot expect the same result if you bought Benjamin Moore “Ben” vs “Regal Select”
Even if they both were Eggshell finishes
And likewise Ben Eggshell would perhaps show the same colour differently than Ben Flat

My best advice ...

Fix the nail pop
Then repaint the entire wall
If the rest of the room is the same colour from the original paint job
Tape off all the perimeter of the wall to be newly painted
Including the corners, so there is no plaint bleed
When you are done any difference won’t show so much as it will pass for a difference in light / shadow
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Curioprop wrote:
Aug 13th, 2019 9:18 pm
Lots if paints needs time to cure and reach final shade. Dark paints can take a month or 2
No way is that ever going to match. Something is very wrong here assuming OP took the pic after the paint had dried.

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