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Valspar Bedroom Touch-Ups
There’s no way around it: sometimes, paint needs fixing. Wall damage is an issue that can require extensive repairs – so if you need to fix that large scuff or gouge and match the same paint, we’re here to guide you along the way.
What You'll Need
- Valspar Reserve® Interior Paint + Primer
- Valspar® Wall and Trim 2" Brush
- Utility knife
- Putty knife
- Patching compound
- Self-adhesive wall patch
STEP 1: PREP
First, you’ll need to prep the wall. Start by lightly sanding the damage area with sandpaper to refine the edges and remove any surface fragments. Wipe away any dust.
STEP 2: COLOR MATCH
Cut out a small piece at the bottom of the wall that won’t attract too much attention. Take it somewhere that sells Valspar, like a hardware store or your local Lowe’s, to find the closest color and sheen. You can also use our Color Matcher to approximate the color.
Another option is to repaint the entire wall. If it’s been a while since you last painted, or you believe the wall has faded, it might be the best way to achieve color consistency.
You can scrape off a section of paint instead of cutting the drywall.
STEP 3: PATCH AND REPAIR
Next, cover both the problem area and the area you used for color matching with a self-adhesive wall patch. Then, spackle the perimeter and let it dry. Now you can apply more patching material over the wall patch. Once it’s dry, sand to a smooth touch.
For best results, be sure to follow the instructions on the wall patch.
STEP 4: PAINT
Clean up any debris and lightly feather in the paint to the affected areas.