How To Touch Up Interiors
Marks, dents, and scratches accumulate on walls over time. Fortunately, they can be dealt with without repainting the whole room. By using proper technique and the right colour, you can touch up select spots of your wall paint, and keep your walls looking flawless.
Clean the affected wall with a water and detergent solution. Be sure to wipe off all the built-up dust, dirt, and grime that accumulates on a wall’s surface. If you don’t clean your wall beforehand, it can affect your paint’s adhesion. Lightly wipe the wall (don’t scrub too hard) with a soapy sponge and then dry it with a towel before proceeding further.
2) Repair Any Damage
Small holes, dents, and deep scratches can be repaired with a little spackling compound. Get a putty knife, open a container of spackling compound and scoop up a small amount. Use just enough to fill in the crack or hole. Keep adding spackling compound until the hole is completely filled. It will take several hours for the patch to set, so don’t be in a hurry. If you find your patch is slightly raised from the rest of the wall, use sandpaper to buff it down.
After cleaning and repairing any damage, it’s time to prime your selected areas for paint adhesion and colour blending. Without primer, a touched-up spot will stand out from the rest of your wall. Be sure to pick out a good quality, interior latex primer. Use a paintbrush to apply a layer of primer over the spot. Let the primer dry completely. Drying times can be found on the primer label.
4) Use The Same Colour
It can be difficult to match colours exactly if your touch-up paint is not from the original can. When possible, store leftover paint so that you can use it for future touch ups on repair projects. If you don’t have any of the original paint left, try your best to match it with the same colour, brand, and finish.
5) Do A Check Up
Let your paint dry for the time recommended on the paint can. After it’s completely dry, check how visible the touch-ups are by looking at your wall at multiple angle. Check its appearance in both natural and artificial light at different times of the day. If you look too hard, you’ll always see the touched-up spots, but someone visiting your home probably won’t notice. So don’t be too hard on yourself.
If All Else Fails, Pro Crew Painting Can Help
If your touch up didn’t go well or you’re too intimidated to even try, Pro Crew Painting is here to help. We are an experienced painting contractor that offers interior and exterior painting services. We’ve been working with homeowners for over 15 years and we’ve everything. Contact us today for a free consultation to get your home just the way you like it.
Vancouver home painters since 2003. If you are looking for a painting company in Vancouver, look no further. We have been Vancouver painters for over 15 years.