For many families, you’ve probably just finished your Thanksgiving celebrations, and perhaps, you’re also getting ready for future family gatherings for the winter holidays. It’s great to get together with the people we love for the holidays, but when we have large gatherings, it can take a toll on our houses. One way houses can get affected during large gatherings is by having the walls get dirtied and scuffed up. This will require some painting and repairing to get your walls back to normal. When repairing and painting your scratched wall, here is what you will want to do.
Get the Area Cleaned Up
If any area of your house is damaged, a good first step is to clean the area. If you try to paint on a wall that is still dirty and dusty, you’re not going to get a good result. The paint will likely not stick to the wall’s surface as easily. When cleaning the walls, you don’t need to use heavy-duty cleaners for the job. Some mild soap and lukewarm water is all you’ll need to get the walls spruced up. Just apply the soapy water to the walls by using a soft cloth, and you’ll be fine.
Repairing the Damage
Unfortunately, not all damage to your walls could be mild. If the damage is more severe, possibly leaving some sort of dent behind, you’ll have to use spackling paste to repair the damage before painting can begin. Use sandpaper to gently sand the walls down, and then use a putty knife to apply the paste compound, using a damp cloth to wipe down the surface afterward.
Give the surface sufficient time to dry. Then, as the final step, sand the wall once more so that the spackled spot flushes in nicely with the remaining areas of your wall.
If you want to get ideal blending, you should use primer on damaged walls before you reapply the original color. The primer should always be confined to the spot where damage occurred.
You want to have the exact same color of paint as the damaged area of your wall so that the paint seamlessly blends with the surrounding parts of your wall when you’re done. If you have older paint, find an inconspicuous area to test it out before you put it on the rest of your wall. In addition, you don’t want to put too much paint in one spot because the surface will become uneven. Lastly, a small brush is the ideal tool for the job, and you might even want to go with an artist’s brush if you have an exceptionally small scratch to repair.
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