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How to touch up wall paint:
You have decided to remove that boring floating shelf in the entrance foyer and replace it with a tasteful antique table but you are now left with two unsightly holes in the wall which your eyes are drawn to every time you walk by. Take this as your sign to do something about those holes in the wall because we are going to walk you through how to, successfully, touch up wall paint.
Step 1: Clean your surface as you would before any paint job. Remove debris and dust from the holes and wipe clean with a simple water and soap solution.
Step 2: Repair and fill any cracks or holes in your surface. For small holes and cracks you can use spackle applied with a putty knife. Wipe any excess off with a damp cloth and allow to dry completely.
Step 3: Use a good quality primer over the areas that need to be painted. Please take care not to apply your primer in areas that do not need it as this will create a larger area to paint. Your primer will take a few hours to dry, refer to the instructions on your product.
Step 4: Use the same paint; color and finish as your original paint on the wall. Time to dig up that old paint can in the back of your garage and shake it up before opening it and stirring thoroughly. If your paint is thick you should thin it down using the necessary solvent for your paint.
Step 5: Finally, it is painting time. Match the texture of your original paint by either using a roller or a paint brush. Apply your paint in light coats avoiding loading too much paint on the brush. Only paint the areas that need to be touched up.
If your wall has multiple areas that require a touch up we recommend repainting the wall instead of using the touch up method. We hope these steps help you in successfully touching up your wall paint and check out our other blogs for more helpful painting advice.