Scratches, dents and kiddie drawings are just some of the challenges that the walls in your home face during their lifetime. Fortunately, these unsightly accidents may be easily fixed! Here are some para sure paint touch-up tips to guide you.
Assess the Damage
Before reaching for your brush and touch-up paint, take a hard look on the damage. Is it deep? Big? Especially if you don’t have the time or materials to do paint touch-ups, you might want to try to rub the visible damage off with a damp sponge or cloth.
Prep & Prime
Wipe dust off of the damage with a clean towel. Then prime the damage part of the wall. Make sure to level the surface, if needed. Then use a high-quality latex primer—on the damaged part only, of course.
Pick Your Touch-up Paint
Naturally, you’d want to use paint that matches your wall color. If you do not have any left of the original paint used, best to visit a store or contact a contractor that should provide professional assistance in color-matching.
Dilute Your Touch-up Paint
A thick patch of paint will stand out! Dilute the new paint with a thinner, as recommended in the paint’s packaging. If using leftover paint, open the can in an open or a well-ventilated area, then stir first before dipping your brush in.
Use a Brush for Application
Best to do your paint touch-up with a brush, as what most pros prefer. Make sure that there are no dry spots in the middle of the brush by loading paint on the tips of the bristles. Tap excess paint off before applying on your touch-up surface.
Blend your Paint in
Create a smooth transition between the touch-up are and the rest of the wall by brushing in an outward direction, as if painting a feather or the rays of the sun.