Just painted second coat and noticed botches that weren't there after the first coat.

What's the best way to smooth it out without painting the whole wall?

Wall with noticeable Botches Same wall from different angle

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    You sure that is from your paint job? Looks like a drywall screw hole covered but not sanded well.
    – DMoore
    Commented Feb 17, 2015 at 7:55
  • To which picture are you referring? At the time, we had just waited ~2 hours for the second coat of paint to dry. I noticed any additional paint applied will leave botches where the roller stopped and started (as it seemed that way in the pictures above.
    – Aggieborn
    Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 17:48

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Sand it a bit and paint over it. Feather out the edges. Should work just fine.

  • I don't feel any roughness at the spots, so I am a bit cautious of doing that. Also, could you elaborate on "Feather out the edges"? Thanks
    – Aggieborn
    Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 17:52
  • @Aggieborn feathering the edges means to spread the paint out from the area painting. So you'd have your wet paint in the center and then you'd spread that via brush our roller out in all directions. DMoore has a good point, though...if the issue is that it's a badly sanded drywall mud joint, you may have to sand down to that first.
    – DA01
    Commented Feb 21, 2015 at 1:23

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