Does paint color change after it dries?

I am basically painting patches of spots in my room with the paint color my landlord recommended. Right now, it is drying, but the actual shade I put on looks just a tad bit lighter than the rest of the wall. As I mentioned, it def is the same exact paint my landlord recommended. Will it eventually blend in after I let it dry for a while? Don’t really feel like waiting for a few hours, would like the answer now, lol.

Thanks!

39 answers by real people - Does paint color change after it dries?

  • 1 month ago

    Paint usually looks darker then it will when it drys.

  • marshmallowinferno
    1 month ago

    If your original wall color been on there for longer than 6 months, the paint starts to darken (very slightly) and to paint a patch with new paint (exactly the same paint, even out of the same can that been stored) will be lighter. In time it will eventually blend in. If it really bothers you, your best to repaint the whole room. If it doesn’t, just leave it. You won’t notice it after awhile.

    Generally, wet paint is lighter, and dries darker.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The same thing happened to my walls. I had them painted gray then some of the paint was knocked off when I was fixing my bed. Then I had the patches repainted and now I have a few lighter areas on my wall, its not that noticible but its there. So I am thinking that if your paint layers are not the same thickness as the rest of the walls’ then it might be just a bit lighter.

  • liz.munday
    1 month ago

    yes it does change a bit. When you go to pick up the paint a good mixer should test the paint by dabbing a mixing stick in the paint and drying it with a blow dryer so you can check the color. It is completely normal that it may be off. I recently painted my apt and one of my colors was a burgundy. After the first coat it was a bright reddish pink!!! It took four coats to get it to the right color… you may just need another coat or two if it is a dark color… Good luck!

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    yes, the color you buy is the one you see in those sample cards you can get at any place, when it’s wet, it looks different, but if you saw such a sample, you can be sure it will dry that exact color 😀

    what I didn’t really get is if you are painting a whole wall or repairing it somehow, it would be better to paint the whole thing at once

  • golden rider
    1 month ago

    It depends on the paint and it depends on how long it has been since the wall was painted. Paint gets dirty and then the fresh paint doesn’t always match. It would be better to just paint the whole wall.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, the paint will look different after it dries. But the new paint may not match exactly with the old paint if the old paint is dirty or faded, or if the new paint is not matched exactly when it was mixed. Anyway, you’ll find out in a few hours, won’t you?

  • Mr Catnip
    1 month ago

    yes, paint colors chance a bit when dry..try a blow dryer on the patch for quicker results…also the roomlight during the day and when the artifial light is set during the night…you look for something better in the last one like white light instead of a yellow one….

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes and the problem with paint is that even if it is technically called the same color it is not exactly the same shade unfortuantely. It’s not humanly possibly to make the same exact shade. If you want your walls to be better, paint them entirely . . Sorry

  • ladystang
    1 month ago

    paint usually dries a different shade than when wet.

    if the exact paint your landlord recommended ask him if ok. you might need to paint whle wall than just spots.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    it will probaly blend in after awhile, but some kinds of paint change color completely and never blend in, i hope you got the right paint good luck but also some paints look darker

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