Preparing for the Holidays: Tips to Repairing Chipped Paint
The holidays are a time for parties and fun with friends and family. Are you thinking of hosting the holidays this year? You will need to make sure that your walls are in tip-top shape for the festivities!
Yes, the holidays are quickly approaching! If you want, you can always leave repairing chipped walls to the professionals at East Valley Painters. Or you can tackle the job yourself with these helpful tips.
Why Does Paint Chip?
Well, there are a few reasons the paint on your walls may chip. Most of the time it is because of moving furniture or something scraping up against the wall. But, it could start to peel away on its own if the paint wasn’t applied properly. Also, temperature variations can also cause the paint to pull away from the wall, leaving your wall easier to chip!
Fixing Chipped Walls
Of course, repairing the paint on your walls needs to be done properly. First, always remove any old paint that is chipped or bubbled. This will leave you with a nice, flat surface. Just remember to not dig too far into the wall.
Next, you need to repair the hole. Spackle words best to repair damaged walls. Use a putty knife to spread evenly and cover the hole. Make sure to always let it dry completely!
Then, you can gently sand it so that it is smooth and flat like the rest of the wall. It is now time to paint! You can use a primer if you would like as it helps the paint stick to the wall. Once that is dried completely, apply a coat of paint to match the rest of the wall.
Once it is completely dry, your walls will be ready for those festive celebrations!
Extra Tip: If you have NO time to repair those chipped walls, try to cover them with holiday decorations! Then call East Valley Painters after your party to get your walls back to perfect!
If you’d rather leave this one to the pros, or have questions about warranties or other upcoming painting projects, just click below to contact us or to learn more about our painting company. East Valley Painters, serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years.