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Old 07-19-2012, 11:24 AM   #1
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While hanging up some posters we were using double sided tape to hold them steady, upon removal of the tape it ripped some paint off.

The paint used was Glidden Ultra Hide 250 interior flat mate.

I've never touched up a wall before. I have no idea what to do or where to start.

I'll try linking to some photos of the crime scene. I don't know if my links will work or not.




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Old 07-19-2012, 04:43 PM   #2
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a small touch-up roller works well, but will only work if paint was recently applied. Clean area first with dirt-ex.

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yep a small mini roller so as to have a like texture .here's a little trick thin your paint with a little water so that the touch up paint will level out better and not add kind of another layer .also get a book on self hypnosis and hypnotise your self to not look for the touch up when done
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While hanging up some posters we were using double sided tape to hold them steady, upon removal of the tape it ripped some paint off.

The paint used was Glidden Ultra Hide 250 interior flat mate.

I've never touched up a wall before. I have no idea what to do or where to start.

I'll try linking to some photos of the crime scene. I don't know if my links will work or not.


Carefully and lightly sand the edges of the existing paint to feather the edge of where the paint is still on the wall. Then use a touch up roller to mimic the texture of the paint on the wall All the suggestions are stated are helpful here. It could take several coats of paint to make it look right. Touch up is technique and a bit of an art form so go slow and be patient.
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Something is very wrong if tape pulled the paint off, but do as already posted and it will be fine, for now
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my boss did the paint himself so maybe he did something wrong or only applied only one coat. It pulled off like nothing. I guess the double sided tape is really strong

Is there any different things I have to worry about with different kinds of paint like latex vs. oil based?
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If it is flat, which it should no be it is latex. very unlikely it will be oil on a wall
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[quote=HammerNGumption;969691]my boss did the paint himself so maybe he did something wrong or only applied only one coat. It pulled off like nothing. I guess the double sided tape is really strong

Is there any different things I have to worry about with different kinds of paint like latex vs. oil based?[/quote]


not sure what you mean
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That question was more out of curiosity than anything I'm sure it's latex paint. But I was curious if touch up is easier according to what kind of pain you use.
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That question was more out of curiosity than anything I'm sure it's latex paint. But I was curious if touch up is easier according to what kind of pain you use.
The greater the sheen, the more any imperfections and differences in the finish will show.

Waterbased products with heavy or 100 percent acrylics tend to hold color better and fade less quickly. They are also less prone to "chalking" and natural discoloration than oil-based paints. Light color paint will be easier to touch up after a period of time than dark colors because inevitable fading will not be as obvious.

Paint that has never been subjected to adhesives will be easier to deal with. Use pins, nails, framing hooks, super magnets and screw heads---or whatever. It is easier to patch holes and feather in touch ups than ever dealing with adhesives.

Feather touch ups out over a large area rather than trying to bulls eye them.

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