If you are like most people that remodel a home, you understand first hand that after painting and remodeling, you will have to touch up the walls.
One of the major reasons paint touch up can be a nightmare is because of environmental factors on the job site. However, you can avoid problems with touch ups by paying attention to temperature, surface porosity, time interval between applications and the actual application method used.
Lets take a look at some of these areas that can cause problems with painting touch ups and create painting nightmares.
- Temperature of the room
- Surface porosity of the walls
- Time Intervals between touch-ups
- Application Methods and techniques
Preventative Steps that you can take to avoid DIY painting touch up problems:
- Choose the right finish for the top coat on a painting project.
- Look at the light source at either end of the walls to see what you are faced with before you begin.
- Look at the wall surface imperfections
- Choose a flatter finish of paint, because it is more forgiving for touch up flaws in the future.
Before you begin painting, one of the first steps is to make sure that you cover the furniture and tape off areas that will not be painted. You do not want to cause more work than necessary in your painting touch up project. Before you begin painting, confirm and verify that you have the correct touch up paint color for your walls. You want to be sure that you do not create another nightmare with using the wrong paint color on your walls.
After making sure that you have the right paint, have prepped the area, a good rule of thumb is to start out by first washing the walls with a damp cloth. This will help eliminate dust, dirt or other materials on the surface walls. If the room has smoke stains on the wall or lots of scuff marks, it may be wise just to give the entire area a fresh new coat of paint, instead of just doing touch and go quick fixes that are only really band-aids.
Remember to stir the can of paint. It is so easy to just pick up a brush or roller and start painting, without making sure the paint color is stirred in the can or container before you apply the paint to the walls.
Click on the following links to read more on Painting Tips
Things to consider when painting your home – Donco Designs
Avoiding Touch-Up Problems – Benjamin Moore
How to get touch ups to match – Sherwin Williams
Painting Tips & Touching Up – Ellen Kennon
How to Touch Up Walls – Dunn Edwards
Touch up paint– Wiki how