Paint Patch has no shine

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Old 10-27-19, 10:37 PM
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Paint Patch has no shine

Hello,

The paint patches I recently did last week are very matte. The Eggshell finish does not work on the small 6x6" patch. Just a matte finish with the same can of paint.
Everything I have read is how to avoid shinny patches due to no primmer.
This is the opposite. The paint, which is a year old, seems to not have any shine at all to it.
I went out on a limb today and added water to it? Used primmer and it is still drying. See what happens?
Anyone have any tips on how to paint a patch and get the Egg Shell shine back? My patches are all matte finish now?
 
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Old 10-28-19, 02:13 AM
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One coat of eggshell/satin over an unprimed patch will suck the gloss out of the paint. Another coat will generally be the fix. How old is the paint? was it stirred up well?
 
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Old 10-28-19, 02:22 AM
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How many coats of primer did you put on the patch?

For a successful repair you need two coats of good primer using a small roller feathering the material out onto the existing paint.

This will give the wall the original texture which may be part of the problem.

Also for a patch that size you may just have to paint the entire wall to resolve.

Adding water will do nothing good to the paint!
 
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Old 10-28-19, 11:50 PM
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OK, this helps thanks. The paint is a year old, it stirs well, I suppose? I used a small amount of paint, used a small roller, the texture is perfect, the paint is just matte. I will try again using two coats of primmer? See if that helps?
I tried another patch, with a diff color on a diff wall. I used two coats of primmer, the shine seems to work there now. The color is slightly lighter though. So I think I will hit it again to see if that helps. I think I got this now. Thanks.
 
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Old 10-29-19, 02:29 AM
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At this point I don't know that primer over the eggshell will help much, I'd just apply another coat of eggshell. The older a paint job is the harder it is to get the touch up paint to blend.
 
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