02 Sep Touching Up Paint on Your Walls
Whether you’ve spent the time and effort it takes to paint your home’s interior or you’ve hired professional painters to do it for you, there’s nothing worse than scuffing up your perfectly coated walls. From rearranging furniture to the hustle and bustle of a house full of kids, your painted walls are bound to encounter their fair share of scratches, dings and scuffs.
While there isn’t a magic spell to make these little accidents go away, with a little preparation and forethought, you’ll be ready to touch up your wall’s paint in no time.
Touch Up Painting Tips
By using the proper painting technique and ensuring you have the right paint color, it’s not too difficult to touch up select areas of your wall’s paint. When done right, no one will ever know it needed touching up.
If you’re wondering how to touch up your wall’s paint job, here are some tips on the best ways to go about it:
- Protect your floors and furniture: Use a tarp to cover your floors and furniture to protect them from possible paint splatter.
- Clean the area beforehand: It’s easy for dirt, grime and dust to accumulate on your walls and affect your paint’s adhesion. Use a sponge, mild detergent and water to lightly wipe your work area. Be sure to dry it afterward.
- Repair: You’ll want to repair any dents, holes or scratches before touching up painted walls. Fill damaged spots with nail filler, and once it dries, sand it down to ensure it’s level with the surrounding area.
- Paint match: If you have the original paint and it’s still in good condition, this makes it easy to match the paint on a wall. However, if you don’t have your original paint, or if it wasn’t stored properly, visit a home improvement or paint store with color-matching technology so they can mix an identical color. Don’t forget to match the finish as well.
- Match the brush technique: The best way to touch up paint involves matching the original brush technique. If you’re not sure whether your painter was using a roller brush or an angled brush, here’s a good rule of thumb — if you’re touching up a larger area, use a small roller for your touch up, but for smaller areas use an angled brush.
- Wait for your paint to dry: While the paint is still wet it won’t appear to match. Wait until it’s completely dry to decide if your touch up was a success.
- Paint Corner to Corner- When painting trim paint the entire length of the board to a mitered edge, when touching up a wall roll the paint from corner to corner it will help it blend better.
Cons of Touching Up Your Wall’s Paint
While touch-ups are perfect for small dings and scrapes that may pop up from time to time, they are only a temporary solution. If your home’s walls are looking a little worse for wear, then it’s probably time to repaint the entire surface. For over 17 years, Kansas City, KS homeowners have turned to us for the highest-quality paint jobs in the city.
Our team of full-time painters brings a level of professionalism you won’t find anywhere else to ensure your walls are painted right the first time. You shouldn’t have to touch up your wall’s paint after hiring a professional painting contractor. Contact Neighborhood Painting to receive a free estimate. Give us a call at 913-709-6151.