How To Repair Walls

Wall Repair
Pealing Paint
Begin by scraping off any loose or flaking paint and smooth it off with a fine grain sand paper/sanding sponge.

Holes or Cracks
Fill any smalls holes or cracks with speckling or patching compound. A flexible putty knife works best for filling the compound in. Swipe on and gently remove as much access as you can right away. It will make your job easier when sanding. Give the spackle a few hours to dry and smooth it out with fine grit sand paper or a sanding sponge.

Repairing Holes
For those larger dens or holes, you will need some self adhesive fiberglass mesh tape. stretch across the area you are preparing like a band aid. Using a flexible putty knife, push some spackle or joint compound into the mesh which will help it to bond. Gently remove as much access as possible so it it flush with the wall. Allow compound overnight and sand. Put a drop cloth underneath as this may create a lot of falling dust. You may need to add a second coat to create a perfectly smooth surface as joint compound will sometimes shrink when it dries.

Sanding Trim
For glossy surfaces like your trim, sand till a dull finish. This will help the new paint adhere to the old surface. Wipe clean the sanded trim with a slightly damp cloth.

Your room is now ready for a fresh coat of primer and paint. If you still have questions, just ask us. We are always happy to help!

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