Learning how to repair old paint is critically important when painting any room

Time: 3Days Cost: $0.00 Difficulty: Medium

Old paint can chip, flake or peel leaving behind a shallow depression. This guide will teach you how to repair these spots before painting as new coats of paint will not hide the depression. Use a fast-drying patching compound to fill the hole.

 

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT

Primer

 

1
Scrape away any loose paint with a putty knife or paint scraper
 
Scrape away loose paint putty knife - Patch Peeling Paint
 

Apply the spackling compound to the edges of the chipped paint with a putty knife or wallboard knife.

2
Sand the patched areas with 150-grit production sandpaper
 
Sand the patched areas - Patch Peeling Paint
 

The patched places should feel smooth to the touch and not have any edges. If the walls have a textured surface you may need to texture the patched areas to match.

Material I used for this project:

  • Putty knife   ()
  • Wallboard knife   ()
  • Sanding block   ()
  • 150-grit sandpaper   ()