Tips For Touch-Up Painting Your Walls

Imagine that after paying for a professional painter or DIY your wall’s paint the whole day, then you accidentally scuff your newly painted wall. Take care of these events and avoid such small accidents by being entirely aware of what one is always up to. Especially if you correct it appropriately, even one can’t tell they existed. Here are some considerations:

Touch-Up Painting Your WallsThe type of paint you purchase matters

As we have noticed, colors are produced differently regarding color and quality, which also affects their price. In this context, the quality of colors matters a lot. Considering the quality of paint, some do touchups well than others. Therefore, it is ideal that you consult your contractor or salesperson on the best quality of color that can suit your work well.

Mix all your paint in one container

Painting the interior of your house can take several bottles of the same color of paint. Hence, it is better to mix all your paint in one big container.

In so doing, if you have a little paint left, you are sure to do some re-painting later not only with the paint of the same color but also from the same mixture you applied to every part of your walls which eventually pair well.

Make sure your texture is the same

Paint brushes always leave various textures on your wall compared to roller covers. But not to also forget variance in type, napping thickness of roller cover will also cause a difference in taste. So, it’s wise to have a spare roller cover when you finish your painting in preparation for touchups.

More about roller covers, the nap on different covers are directional, meaning that the direction you roll your roller cover on the last touch of your painting area defines your texture.

You will realize that methods used by most professional painters apply when painting walls to have the same texture is known as tipping-off. When using color on the wall, is rolled out equally, and then later move back to the area where with the initial application. Thus, even as you perform your touch-up, attempt to tip-off as reflected above.

If you would prefer to use brush technique rather than roller cover, buy a good quality paint brush and apply paint on its bristle making sure there is no area lacking color within, so as to minimize the appearance of brush strokes in the painted area. It is advisable to gently tip-off the touchup zone in different directions starting from the middle to sideways.

Other ways

Another useful way of acquiring your touch up to blend is thinning down your paint, especially since you stain using a brush.

For instance, if your contractor painted your wall with an airless sprayer, it is important to request them to spray some extra paint in a vessel to close for your touchups. As such, this seems awkward but the moment paint is atomized, passing the tip of an airless sprayer brings about the difference in the viscosity of the area creating difficulties in touchups.