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The Guide to Paint Touch-Ups

Nothing compares to the refreshing, flawless look of a brand-new paint job. Your space radiates energy, the colours are crisp and your room feels incredibly spacious. The unfortunate reality is that with time, scratches, scuffs, and chips are bound to occur. This can put a serious damper on your fresh paint vibes. But, fear not — there are a handful of ways to keep your walls looking amazing. You do not need to repaint the entire wall to fix these imperfections. With the proper techniques and supplies, you can easily refresh your walls. The most common occurrence is paint chipping — let’s start there.

How to Touch Up Chipped Paint on Walls

Before you start working, you want to make sure that you have the same colour and type of paint on hand that you are trying to touch up. Additionally, these are some of the materials that you’ll likely need:

  • Newspaper or Drop Cloth

  • Paint & Paintbrush

  • Primer

  • Spackle & Putty Knife

  • Sandpaper

Before getting your hands dirty, you should protect the surrounding area. Put down a drop cloth or newspaper on the floor and cover any outlets or plugs that you do not want to get paint on.

Next, you’ll want to clean the area that you’ll be repairing. Wipe it down with a wet sponge or cloth to remove any dust or dirt and dry it with a clean towel. Next, take some sandpaper to the dent, hole, or chip to smooth the surrounding surface.

Then you want to use a putty knife to fill in the area with a spackle, wipe away any excess and let it thoroughly dry. You may need to go over the area one more time with the sandpaper to completely smooth it out. Applying Primer

Now it is time to apply your primer, this will ensure that your paint will adhere, and the color will match. Only prime the area you are repairing and make sure to let it completely dry. If you skip this step, your touch-up will not blend in with the rest of your wall.

Applying Paint Finally, you are ready to apply your original paint color.

You should apply the paint in the same manner that it was originally applied. Whether you used a roller or a brush, make sure to use the same technique. Use as little paint as possible and apply small amounts at a time.

Many people wonder how to blend in touch up paint on walls so that the repair isn’t too noticeable in the end. The trick is to feather the edges, working from the centre of your touch-up area outwards. You should extend your brush strokes slightly beyond the repaired area so that it blends in with the surrounding paint.

How long touch up paint needs to dry depends on the type and brand of paint. You should check the can for the manufacturer’s recommended drying time.

Contact Us Touching up paint imperfections is an effective and budget-friendly way to keep your residential or commercial space looking spiffy. This is especially true in high traffic or heavily used spaces. If you are in the Greater Toronto Area and are looking to have paint touch-ups done by a professional, contact York Painting Group today.

We will take care of the entire process and can even utilize color matching technology to determine your existing paint color in case you no longer have it on hand. Our qualified team of painting professionals has years of experience and we guarantee prompt service and competitive rates. Our quality stands out, but our touch-ups don’t!

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