It is insufficient simply to paint over a spackle spot after you have repaired damage to the wall. This won’t cover the previous spot. When you just try to paint over spackle spots, they are likely to bleed through the paint job and will create a far shabbier appearance for the entire room. By adding a few extra steps to your project, you can ensure that spackle spots are hidden and the wall will maintain a pristine, beautiful appearance. At Wilson’s Paint and Floor Coverings, we are dedicated to ensuring the appropriate services to improve the appearance of your property. Here are a few tips to help you to hide spackle spots after you have had to repair the wall.
Spackle is one of the most common materials that is used to repair damage to a wall. It can be used to repair small holes from nails, as well as larger holes from accidents. It is important to ensure that you can effectively repair damage to the wall, as well as effectively hide spackle spots after you have made the necessary repairs. The steps to hide spackle spots can significantly improve the appearance of the wall and ensure that it is restored to its previous pristine appearance.
Why you Need to Hide Spackle Spots
Many people think that spackle can simply be covered with a layer of paint in order to hide its appearance. If you simply paint a layer over the spackle spots, they will continue to stick out obviously. This bleeding through of the paint layer is a process that is known as flashing. Spackle spots tend to be a different texture than the rest of the wall, which can even further exacerbate its appearance. Spackle spots that are simply painted over also tend to be duller than the surrounding wall, which can draw attention to the area. Taking a few extra steps can go a long way toward improving the appearance of the spackle spots and protecting the appearance of the room.
Flush with the Wall
Spackle spots are often incredibly obvious, because they aren’t flush with the surrounding wall. This causes protrusions, which are rather apparent and difficult to mask. In order to hide spackle spots, you need to ensure that the spackle is flush with the surrounding wall. This can be accomplished by initially spreading the spackle out beyond the edges of the hole that you are intending to repair. Allow the spackle to dry completely prior to sanding. After this, you will want to sand down the spackle until it is flush with the wall around it. Use your fingers to determine when the spot is flush with the surrounding wall. When you simply use your sight, it will be far less accurate than your sense of touch in this particular situation.
Prime the Spackle Spot
It is critical to use primer if you intend to hide the spackle spot after you have made the specific repairs. Spackle is a substance that tends to be more porous than the wall around it. This means that painting over spackle without primer will result in a dull spot that doesn’t match the rest of the wall. Therefore, it is extremely important to prime the spackle spot prior to painting over it. These dull spots will be difficult to hide and will often draw attention to the specific area of the wall that you had to repair.
Paint over Spackle Spot
When you begin to paint over the spackle spot, you will want to start with the repaired area. If you skip this step, the repaired area will have a different texture than the rest of the wall. This different texture will ultimately result in a different appearance. When you are trying to hide a spackle spot, you should put a thin layer of paint on that area before you paint the complete wall. However, this doesn’t mean that the process is completely finished after this point. Merely painting over the spackle spot will result in an obvious appearance where the new paint is. It requires additional steps to ensure that the wall maintains the best possible appearance.
Paint Entire Wall
You should wait for the paint over the spackle spot to dry before painting the entire wall. Then it is important to paint the entire wall. This step will help to ensure that the paint covering the spackle spot matches the surrounding paint on the wall. The consistency of painting the entire wall helps to provide a beautiful, thorough layer of paint. This goes a long way toward helping to hide spackle spots on the wall and restoring your wall to its prior beautiful appearance. Once you have completed all of these steps, it is likely that the spackle spot will be virtually indistinguishable from the rest of the wall.
Hire a Professional
It can seem like a lot of work to hide spackle spots after you have already had to invest time in the repairs of the wall. In order to prevent having to spend all of this additional time and effort, you may want to consider hiring a professional painting service to ensure the best possible appearance to your wall. A professional company has the experience necessary to ensure that the spackle spot can be effectively hidden and that your wall can maintain the best possible appearance. Obtaining the services of a professional painting company can reduce the amount of work and effort that you have to spend on restoring the appearance of your property.
Here at Wilson’s Paint and Floor Coverings, we offer many services to improve the appearance of your property. Our painting services can help to restore the wall to its pristine appearance, even after the wall has become damaged in some way. Our experts can help to hide spackle spots and ensure the best possible appearance for your room. To learn more about the various painting services that we offer and how they can improve your property, contact us at Wilson’s Paint and Floor Coverings today!