Guide to Repair Paint Chips
If you look around your carefully decorated room right now you may be distressed to find that in places the paint is chipped. This is not uncommon as the paint starts to become worn or an accident happens that damages it. But you don’t need to repaint the entire room for a few chips, all you need is to know how to repair paint chips.
The first step to repair paint chips is to remove the damaged paint from the wall. Remove any of the paint that is flaking from the walls. If you remove the flaked paint and realize the more of it is pulling away from the wall then remove that too. Otherwise you will repair paint chips in the wall and end up with more of them once those other areas become damaged too. If you do not take the time to make sure all loose chips are removed then your repair will not be effective and you’ll notice more problems over the next few years. The easiest way to remove the paint chips is to use a putty knife, but be careful not to dig too deeply or you will have to do much more than simply repair paint chips.
Now you need to repair the hole made by the removal of paint before you can repair paint chips in the wall. Use spackle, or any compound used to repair a wall, then spread it sparingly over the hole you just created. Spread just enough that it makes the entire wall even and smooth, you do not want it to be sticking out from the rest of the wall or you won’t be able to repair chips without it being noticeable.
Wait for the spackle to completely dry before you continue to repair paint chips and when it is dry you can sand it very gently. All you are trying to do is make it smooth and flat and match the rest of the wall. Make sure that nothing in the area of the chip is sticking out or is sharp. That will allow you to complete your job and paint the wall to match the rest of the room. When you repair paint chips this is the most important step.
If you wish to add primer when you repair paint chips in the wall then you can, but be sure to allow it to dry before applying the paint. If it is only a small chip them primer is probably not necessary. If you have any paint left over from when you painted the room the first time then you are a step ahead and can use the exact same shade. If you don’t, then in order to complete the repair you will need to find a shade of paint that is as close to the original as possible. Apply a coat that will match and then allow it to dry. This completes the very simple job you started to repair paint chips to your walls.