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I removed the toilet paper dispenser on the wall, covered up with compound, and sanded. I applied primer on the affected area but I painted the entire wall. So, now my wall is not consistent. Can I fix the problem by applying a few extra coats of paint in the area where I applied primer? If not, what is the best way to fix the problem?

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  • Most likely a little extra paint will do it. But a picture would help. – manassehkatz May 31 at 15:35
  • What paint did you use? Was it the exact same paint the wall was painted with? A computer color match? – JPhi1618 May 31 at 15:36
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If the paint color is both:

  • similar to (or the same as, but similar would do) the previous paint color and

  • significantly different, especially darker than, the (probably white/off-white) primer color

then the newly primed area will not show the paint color as "completely" and an extra coat or two in that area should do the trick.

  • Thanks for all the responses. I used Sherwin Williams Opulence Eg-shel. I am painting the entire wall and using the exact same color. Let me try to apply a few more coats of paint on the newly primed area. – DIYNewbie May 31 at 18:26
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    FYI - the problem was fixed after 4 thick consistent coats of paint. – DIYNewbie Jun 2 at 13:57
  • Seeing the picture, that does match my answer "different, especially darker than the primer color". – manassehkatz Jun 2 at 14:04

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