Best Ways to Touch Up Paint

Your Quick Guide to Doing Paint Touch Ups On Your Own

A small paint scratch or chip on your wall can make the difference between getting your security deposit back on your lease or making a great first impression with new friends, or worse, your boss. At JQ Paint, we know that well-painted walls are key to making a great first impression or leaving a lasting one. And if you’ve tried paint touch ups on walls, you know that it can be a challenge to make your new paint job match the existing wall color. This is why we’ve made the process of home paint repair simple and easy to understand, just follow our tips below. We know, and you’re welcome.

Step 1: Clean Up

The best way to show off all of the dirt and grime that’s built up on your walls is to collect it all with paint. Instead of showing off your dust bunnies, clean the surface of your wall first before painting, and you’ll avoid having unsightly bumps and dirt stuck under the fresh paint. All you need to do is wipe the area to be painted with a soapy sponge then clean it with a dry towel.

Step 2: Prime or to Not Prime?

Now that you’ve prepped your area for paint, it’s only natural for us to think that the next step is to prime. In reality, primer is not a necessary step! It’s only necessary over patchwork, stains or raw unpainted walls.

Step 3: Match Up Your Touch-Ups

If you have any leftover, use the same paint as the one you used to fix the wall you’re repairing. If you don’t, don’t fret! Often times, you can bring a chip of your paint into a paint store and they can color match in-store. They usually need a sample of color that is 1” x 1” according to the Home Depot Community.

Let us know your painting hacks for covering up unsightly spots in your home. Still unsure about paint touchups? Get in touch with us! We are happy to evaluate your situation and get your home or business back to looking top notch.