An hour after painting a wall with latex egg shell paint, I noticed a
paint drip. I stupidly scraped the paint drip and caused a hole in the
latext paint. Since the surrounding area on the wall has a nice thick
skin of paint, how to do I build up an equally thick skin of paint on
the wall so that it all looks even?
Use a tiny brush like you would for a model car and fill in the hole
with paint. Then paint a few more layers on for a couple feet around
there.. it'll get to be so where only you can notice it but nobody
With latex pain, unlike oil, you can paint a patch of a wall and it
will blend in.
You go over it with some spackle or drywall mud and a putty knife (small
areas). Let it dry. It will shrink. Lightly sand with sandpaper or a
sanding sponge featheredging larger than the hole.. If not flush,
respackle and do again. If the area spackled is a good size, once painted
over you will see it as a duller spot in certain light unless you prime
it before painting. That can be minimized by hitting it with multiple
coats of paint being sure to let it dry 4hrs between coats.
Lotta crap for one little spot. If it bothers you that much, just hanging
something over it works too.
Thanks, Al. This is what I thought I'd have to do -- but I wanted a
reality check before I broke out the mud. I have to wait for the rest
of the paint to dry enough that I can sand the ragged tear without
causing more paint to separate from the wall. Will the fun ever end?
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