As I was finishing the holiday year, I was trying to finish a few small projects that weren’t finished yet. And one of them repaired the wall of the entrance. That wall was painted a black teal in a flat beam, and when I swapped out the framed photos for mirrors last year, I was left with some bad areas that needed a lot of attention. and painting. I know that trying to touch the paint on the walls can be a challenge, and some colors are more subtle than others, and some rays are more challenging than others. I have more problems when the paint is darker, and the paint is less light.
The last time I showed you all the entrance wall after I had exchanged the pictures into the mirrors, it looked …
Or at least that’s what I showed you. I want to show you the new mirrors, but what I don’t show you is the damage left to the wall from deleting the photos. I removed the bad areas in my photo editing program, but what exactly does it look like…
I used Command picture hanging strips that should be removed without damaging the wall (you can find them here, and they really work). The problem I have is that I hang the photos using strips when the wall is painted purple (remember that stage? 😀), and I have them all at perfect distance and level. So when I decided to paint the wall dark teal, I didn’t want to remove the strips and rehang everything from scratch, so I just painted the strips. Well, obviously I wasn’t very careful, and I approached the paint, so the paint covered the edges of the wall. 😀 So when I removed it, some of them carried teal paint, and others peeled up to the drywall in other places. That left me with not only a color difference, but also a few divots on the wall that needed to be leveled out.
The simple part of that is. I just used a putty knife and some drywall mud (you can buy small containers of drywall mud for small projects like this, or use spackle or even wood filler) to fill in the peeled areas so that they can be flush with the remaining wall again. When they were dry, I leaned them back neatly. Quick peasy.
Before I could touch the paint, I also moved my wall mirrors. I like to do things like this before touching the paint because if I don’t intentionally break the wall or put new screws in the wrong place, I can touch everything at the same time. not to hang the mirrors in the last hour than should be touched. up, rehang, make changes (if necessary), and then touch again.
That’s why it’s easy to fill wall divots. Sanding is easy. None of that disappointed me. What frustrated me was that I tried to touch the paint on this dark, flat wall before, and the dry paint came out like a sore throat. You can see it below (see arrow?), And it shows even more in person. Same color, same shine, same can of paint, but very different drying.
Why did this happen? This happens because with some paints, even if they are from the same can, you can get different rays by rolling it versus spraying it versus brushing it. This super flat shien dark paint was originally rolled on the wall, and then I tried touching some areas with a brush. Rolling and brushing, even in the same color and shine, can produce different glow in certain types of paint.
Usually I only experience this frustration with dark colors or very saturated colors, but I think even with light colors, you can have a slight difference in brightness if you try to scatter something that formerly rolled.
But thankfully, I didn’t have to repaint the whole wall anymore. I just went to Home Depot and picked up two of these little 3-inch rollers to do my repairs.
I love it because it has everything you need (except paint, obviously). It has a roller, the roller cover, and the container it holds is the paint pan.
So I got two of these – one for primer (always prime drywall mud, spackle, or wood filler before painting), and one for paint. And another thing I like about it is that if you have to wait and make a second coat, you just put the lid back on the roller pan to keep the paint wet and free of lint, and then put the roller on. in a sandwich bag. while you wait.
This time, the touchups are perfect. I can’t see them because they are perfectly mixed. And there’s no need to edit the photo to hide the bad damage to the wall. ⁇
That’s an important painting tip to keep in mind – always create touchups using the same application method that the objects (walls, cabinets, furniture) originally painted to hide the touchups and stay the same. glare. And it’s especially true that the darker and more saturated the color, and the flatter the paint. If the original coat is rolled, then roll with touchups. If the original coat is brushed, then brush the touchups. And if the original coat is sprayed, then spray the touchups (even if it can be more difficult, but using one of these small fillable sprayers and masking around the area for overspray may help).
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