How to Repair paint spots on mate walls, my repair looks shinny?

German Lopez
by German Lopez

I am helping my daughter on preparing her house to be rented and the walls are clear brown mate. But in the places that I repair holes etc, after repaint with the same kind of paint, it looks shinny🌅

  7 answers
  • Sandy Helliker Sandy Helliker on Dec 06, 2017
    Use a good primer on your repaired spots prior to painting, even if you are using a paint with primer, it should help.

  • Tina worley Tina worley on Dec 06, 2017
    Did you just patch in paint job? Or cover paint the whole wall? And wiping down wall with Murphy's oil soap and water would help before painting.

  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Dec 06, 2017
    The spackle you used to repair the spots could be causing the paint to look different. Try lightly sanding over the shiny spot with a very fine grade sandpaper to see if it removes the shiny spots.

    • Sharon Sharon on Dec 06, 2017
      And prime it with Kilz or Zinseer before putting your matt paint down.

  • Debra Debra on Dec 06, 2017
    If the paint doesn't have primer in it, you might try priming the spot first before painting.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 06, 2017
    Agree with above statement, the cured but porous to paint application - spackle is absorbing the paint to make this repair more obvious. You need to use a primer to seal the spackle and then repaint.

  • William William on Dec 06, 2017
    Old paint wears over time. New paint even the same color will look different. Prime the patch then paint. If it still looks shiny go over lightly with a green scrubby pad to remove the shine.

  • German Lopez German Lopez on Dec 06, 2017
    Ok so I must prime all the wall and repaint or use medium grain sandpaper on all the wall, then repaint? Also I guess I must buy a big painting roll so I could do the job faster