Touching up interior paint in your home is easier than you may think. If it’s been a while since you’ve painted your home touching up your interior paint may dramatically improve the look of your home. Touching up a paint job can be a good alternative to repainting walls. This is especially true if the overall paint job is good but just needs a little improvement. Like any paint job, there are things that will make it go smoother. In this article, we’re going to look at 5 tips for touching up interior paint in your home.
Make Sure the New Paint Matches the Existing Paint
Having paint that accurately matches the paint you are touching up is critical for a good outcome. If you happen to have one of the original cans of paint that were used, this will make your paint matching job a breeze. Just take the can to your paint supplier and they’ll get you a can that matches perfectly. If you don’t have an original can, don’t worry, you can still get a good match. You’ll need to scrape off a bit of the pain using a razor knife. Put the paint in a sealable bag and take it to the paint store. An expert should be able to find the right match for you.
Touch Up Interior Paint: Proper Cleaning
When you try to touch up your interior paint job on a dirty wall, you’re not going to have a good time. The first thing you need to do before starting your touch up project is to clean the walls. You can clean them with some soapy water. Make sure the surface is dry before starting your touch up paint job.
Fill and Sand
Before applying your touch up paint, it’s a good idea to check if there are any holes that need to be patched. You can use a nail filler to fill in any holes you want to paint over. After filling the hole with the nail filler, let it dry and sand the surface to make sure it’s smooth.
Let the Paint Dry
After you’re finished touching up your interior paint don’t worry if it doesn’t match right away. Wet paint can look different. After it fully dries, if it’s the right color match, it should look good and match well. You can test a small area before completing the entire tough up job if you have concerns about the accuracy of the color match.
Label Your Paint Cans
After you’ve completed your touch up paint job, it may not be the last time you touch something up. Make sure to properly label the leftover paint can so you will know the important information for future jobs. You can include information about where you used the paint, when it was purchased, and what kind of paint if it’s not on the label.
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