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Does Patching Drywall Ruin Your Paint Job?

 Does Patching Drywall Ruin Your Paint Job?

Pro­tect­ing Your Paint Job

Whether you’re in a home or com­mer­cial build­ing, dry­wall is like­ly part of the equa­tion. This inex­pen­sive, eas­i­ly-paint­ed, and fire-resis­tant mate­r­i­al has been a sta­ple of Amer­i­can con­struc­tion for about a cen­tu­ry. Use­ful as dry­wall may be, though, it can take a beat­ing fair­ly eas­i­ly. For­tu­nate­ly, repair­ing dry­wall is often sim­ple, espe­cial­ly if the dam­age is minor and isolated.

Still, even if you can patch your dry­wall with­out much ado, you might wor­ry about how it will affect your wal­l’s paint job. Does patch­ing dry­wall sim­ply ruin your paint job, there­by cre­at­ing an addi­tion­al prob­lem? Not nec­es­sar­i­ly. Here are some tips for patch­ing dry­wall with­out mess­ing up your com­mer­cial inte­ri­or paint­ing investment.

How to Prop­er­ly Patch Drywall

Sand it Down

After patch­ing or repair­ing the dam­aged sec­tion of dry­wall, you want to make sure the patched area is flush with the rest of the wall. Oth­er­wise, no amount of com­mer­cial paint­ing will be able to hide the result­ing bumpy tex­ture. Using a sander on the com­pound should do the trick. Be gen­tle, though, as you don’t want to dam­age the patch job itself. Run your hand along the wall and patch to feel if you’ve got­ten rid of all pro­tru­sions. Then you can start the paint­ing process.

Don’t For­get the Primer

Start with an ini­tial coat of primer and let it dry for the required time, just as your paint­ing ser­vices would when paint­ing your inte­ri­or space. Neglect­ing this step can result in an obvi­ous dif­fer­ence in col­or and tex­ture between the patched area and the rest of the wall.

Keep Note of the Paint You Use and How it was Applied

When­ev­er you hire painters or do it your­self, it’s a smart move to take stock of the exact type of paint used for each area (brand, col­or, sheen, etc.). This will allow you to pre­cise­ly match the patched area with the rest of the sur­face, sav­ing you the guess­work and has­sle of col­or matching.

The eas­i­est way to do this is by sav­ing and prop­er­ly stor­ing any remain­ing paint from a pre­vi­ous job. You nev­er know when you’ll need it for a touch up or repair. In the event that you use up all your paint or you can’t sal­vage the paint you saved, you should have the type of paint you used writ­ten down some­where for ref­er­ence. This way, you can at least pur­chase the prop­er paint and save some time.

If pos­si­ble, try to keep track of the appli­ca­tion method you used when paint­ing the sur­face – i.e. brush, roller, or spray – since dif­fer­ent appli­ca­tions result in slight­ly dif­fer­ent appear­ances and tex­tures. While match­ing your appli­ca­tor isn’t as cru­cial as match­ing your paint type, it still makes a dif­fer­ence if you want your touch-up to look as seam­less as possible.

Find a Reli­able Paint­ing Service

If you’re real­ly con­cerned about ruin­ing your paint job when repair­ing your dry­wall, con­tact pro­fes­sion­al painters with plen­ty of expe­ri­ence in these sce­nar­ios. Bet­ter yet, find a con­trac­tor who can per­form dry­wall repairs and oth­er main­te­nance ser­vices in addi­tion to com­mer­cial paint­ing. This way, you can have peace of mind that the job gets done right from start to finish.

Patch­ing your dry­wall does not mean sac­ri­fic­ing your per­fect paint job. It sim­ply means you must take extra care when patch­ing and paint­ing. If you lack con­fi­dence in these mat­ters, the paint­ing and main­te­nance pro­fes­sion­als at Kaloutas can help. To learn more about us and all that we do, con­tact us here and give us a call at 9785321414.

Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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