How to Patch Peeling Paint


Putty knife or paint scraper, flexible wallboard knife, and 150-grit sandpaper.




1. Using a putty knife or a paint scraper, remove the loose paint from the wall.

2. Using a putty knife or flexible wallboard knife, apply spackle over the scraped area on the wall. Let the spackle dry completely.

3. Smooth the patch with 150-grit sandpaper until the edges have disappeared into the wall surface.

4. Using a paintbrush, apply a coat of matching paint to the wall. Feather the edges of the paint into the surrounding surface to blend the edges of the patch with the wall using 180 — 220 grit sandpaper.

5. To complete, insure there is one full cover coat of primer before finish coat of paint.


Painting tips
  Paint a room! The order in which to paint a room is essentially top to bottom. That means start with the ceiling, then do the walls and finally paint all the woodwork. To paint a ceiling, begin by painting the edge of the ceiling along the walls with a brush. Paint out about 2" to 3" onto the ceiling. This will provide an area to overlap with the roller.
  The easiest way to paint a ceiling is with a roller and an extension handle. This allows you to stand on the floor while you paint. If need be, you can use a stepladder, but it is much slower going and awkward. Start in the corner of the room and work your way across the narrowest dimension of the room with a band about 4 feet wide. Continue back and forth across the room until you are finished.



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