Spring is over, but cleaning doesn’t have to come to an end. Like anything else, the condition of wall paint can deteriorate with time. Paint can chip and fall off, making it an eyesore that may make you nervous about inviting guests over.
Check out our ways to restore wall paint in your home for tips on revitalizing your home.
Get the Right Tools
You’ll need a few tools before you get started, including:
- Paint and a paintbrush
- A paint scraper
- Damp cloth and roller
- Paint tape
- Spackling paste
- Paint primer
The paint scraper will scrape small pieces of paint off the walls. The sandpaper will help you gently sand down the edges of the paint without causing damage to the underlying wall. You will use the damp cloth to apply primer and the paintbrush and new paint color to cover the old, damaged parts of the paint. Organizing your tools is a great way to prepare for painting over your walls.
First, you’ll want to move any objects and furniture away from the area you want to restore. You don’t want wet paint to end up all over your furniture.
Apply the painter’s tape over the areas of the wall that you don’t want to paint; this will ensure accuracy as you begin painting.
Address the Cracks and Holes
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Scrape away any loose paint with the scraper, but don’t press so hard that you create holes or dents. If you do create a few dings, don’t worry. You can patch up small holes and cracks with spackling paste.
If you use spackling paste, make sure it dries completely before moving on. Sand the area and wipe the wall before you start painting it.
The Painting Process
Apply the primer to help seal the wall. Once the primer is dry, all you need to do is apply the paint per the instructions on the product and allow it to dry. Apply additional coats if necessary to fully restore the wall paint in your home.
Repainting a wall should only take a few hours, and the results will last longer if you follow the right steps. Make the changes and watch the ambiance of your home change. You’ll be happy you repainted!