How do I fix this poor paint job?

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Old 11-10-17, 08:20 PM
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How do I fix this poor paint job?

I believe the previous owner covered a hole in the drywall with one of those mesh patches and then painted over it, but it looks terrible. Since I'm in full fix-'er-up mode, I'd like to tackle this one of these weekends. Here's a couple of pictures:





I'm an extreme novice at painting, interior or exterior, so I have no idea what to do.
 

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Old 11-11-17, 02:52 AM
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Looks like the wall is rough and painted over? If so will be hard to just paint over. You will need to skim coat with JC and prime. I would paint whole wall as you will have a hard time matching paint.
 
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It looks like a 2 fold issue. That patch wasn't done as good as it could be but it also appears that it wasn't primed which highlights the patch. I'd scuff sand, skim over the affected area, prime and paint. Just applying another coat of paint won't make the repair better but would make it less noticeable.
 
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Old 11-11-17, 03:41 PM
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Can't tell if the texture on the wall is stipple or if it is just from the nap of a roller. But the patch first has to be feathered out more than it has been. I would use a sponge to blend the edges of the JC into the existing texture. Probably test using a 3/4" nap to duplicate the texture and then repaint the whole wall to blend.

Kind of looks like they patched it but never painted it. I can definitely make out the exact area where the patch was installed.
 
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