Your concern about patching holes and priming and painting. If you feather the patch painting out, you should not have any problem.
Barbara, when you said the oil KILZ Stinks, did you mean that litterally or just saying you don't like it? If it literally stinks, the paint is bad and could be your problem.
Barbara, I always use water based KILZ.
Now, your area above the sliding glass door. Is it shinnier than the rest? What diferenciates it from the other ceiling parts?
If you want, I would re finish paint that area again and be sure to feather out the borders. Is this the area that the majority of the spackling or patching occured?
If so, you just need to apply more paint to that area.
I cannot tell you how sorry I am for you and how much I would like to come up there and finish it out for you, But..........
Jay, see what you can do for her.
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