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my new touch up technique (by Laura [MD]) Sep 14, 2021 4:27 PM
       my new touch up technique (by GKARL [PA]) Sep 14, 2021 4:35 PM
       my new touch up technique (by Jim in O C [CA]) Sep 14, 2021 4:58 PM
       my new touch up technique (by Robert J [CA]) Sep 14, 2021 5:32 PM
       my new touch up technique (by MAT [PA]) Sep 14, 2021 6:53 PM
       my new touch up technique (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Sep 14, 2021 9:34 PM
       my new touch up technique (by DJ [VA]) Sep 14, 2021 9:48 PM
       my new touch up technique (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Sep 14, 2021 10:03 PM
       my new touch up technique (by Dee Ann [WI]) Sep 15, 2021 12:30 AM
       my new touch up technique (by SHAUN [FL]) Sep 15, 2021 6:01 AM
       my new touch up technique (by Scott [IN]) Sep 15, 2021 7:09 AM
       my new touch up technique (by Marcia [WI]) Sep 15, 2021 11:00 AM
       my new touch up technique (by Jim [OH]) Sep 15, 2021 11:54 AM
       my new touch up technique (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Sep 15, 2021 1:57 PM
       my new touch up technique (by myob [GA]) Sep 16, 2021 11:29 AM

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my new touch up technique (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2021 4:27 PM
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Normally when a tenant moves out there are normal wear and tear nail holes on the walls. Previously I have touched up the paint with a roller, trying to feather out the paint so it will blend well. I have had mixed results. Sometimes i end up repainting an entire wall, to avoid the patched paint look.

I am now taking a very small paint brush ( like what a real artistic painter uses) to more fill in the spot with paint . While not a perfect match, I think it is less noticeable than my "feathered" roller and takes considerably less time ,hassle and paint. Thoughts? What methods have you used?

--108.56.xxx.xx




my new touch up technique (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2021 4:35 PM
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One of the things I've started using is a good quality paint usually with a satin finish. I find better paint tends to hold up better. --172.58.xxx.xxx




my new touch up technique (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2021 4:58 PM
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When I do paint I put on a primer coat and 2 finish coats of paint. I usually get at least 10 years life. Also I tell all tenants do not do any hole patching. I charge $3.00 a hole if they patch and free if I patch.

I do have my guy clean the carpets annually at my expense which gives you me usually 8 to 12 years carpet life. --174.243.xxx.xxx




my new touch up technique (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2021 5:32 PM
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I just showed a newbie landlord how to touch up nicks and nail holes on her walls. With color changing spackle they fill in the holes and allow to dry. Then using a sanding sponge and vacuum they sand over the touch up area. Then wipe the area with a slightly moist paper towel. Since the spackle and wall paints are water soluble, we use an oil base primer with a brush to cover the repair. After it dries we use either color matched paint or paint left in a can, tested, and re-paint over the repairs. We use a mini-roller that is a tiny amount of paint so not to apply too much to the walls.

Of course we test an small area somewhere not noticeable like in a closet or behind where the sofa is going to be placed.

Your idea of a tiny art paint brush is also brilliant! When I can't match the paint color perfectly, I use your method with much success. --47.155.xx.xxx




my new touch up technique (by MAT [PA]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2021 6:53 PM
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I've always used a trim brush or tiny paintbrush to touch up, and feather outwards in all directions. Sometimes there are so many touchups, though, that it's easier to just re-roll the whole wall. --100.34.x.xx




my new touch up technique (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2021 9:34 PM
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Okay - don't tell me that I was the only one who ever used tooth paste back when antique white was all the rage. --24.101.xxx.xxx




my new touch up technique (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2021 9:48 PM
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Yeah, Ray - once a tenant used blue gel toothpaste.

DUH!! --68.229.xxx.xxx




my new touch up technique (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2021 10:03 PM
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here's your sign --24.101.xxx.xxx




my new touch up technique (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2021 12:30 AM
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I've used a Qtip to touch up a small patched nail hole with the same color paint. We used high quality paint when we first painted our units. Two coats of primer, 2 top coats. If a wall needs paint after a tenancy we paint the wall the same color as the rest of the room and all looks great. This summer when all looked good in one apartment and we removed all the cleaning supplies and paint, I noticed a small dark knick in a couple spots. I had a bottle of white out still in the apartment so I used that to touch up those spots and it blended right in! --75.11.xx.xx




my new touch up technique (by SHAUN [FL]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2021 6:01 AM
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At move in I supply Tenants "monkey hooks" with their House Warming stuff. Monkey hooks support good bit of weight and leave a teeny tiny hole, no patching required. For paint touch-up I "dab" the paint on. Remember back in the '80s when stenciling was popular and you "dab" the paint with a round flat cut bristle brush? I don't charge for those touch ups. I walk around with a little paper cup of paint, stencil brush, dab-dab-dab, never see it.

I do charge, if I have to get out the mud, sanding blocks and 'feather' the paint. If it is a short wall, I too paint the whole wall. --173.31.xxx.xxx




my new touch up technique (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2021 7:09 AM
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I use drywall compound in a bag(dry). Instead of mixing with water, I mix with color matching paint. Apply, then float with a damp sponge. Done. --107.141.xx.xxx




my new touch up technique (by Marcia [WI]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2021 11:00 AM
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Lots of good ideas on here, but I also agree with GKARL to use a good quality paint. I always use either Benjamin Moore Regal Select or SW Emerald or Pro2000. With the BM, I have found that it ALWAYS blends well with touch up, the SW I can get by with one coat as well as the SW Promar2000. I don't care for BM Ben product, but the REgal Select or SW are my top choices. --24.52.xx.xxx




my new touch up technique (by Jim [OH]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2021 11:54 AM
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Latex paint. Do your spot touch up. Wet your hand with tap water. With your wet hand, wipe across the touch up lightly. Done. --184.57.xxx.xx




my new touch up technique (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2021 1:57 PM
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Ray,

Don't forget the bar of Ivory Soap for picture nail holes. --108.69.xxx.xxx




my new touch up technique (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2021 11:29 AM
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we've used glidden antique white since 1986. the formula has stayed the same since 86. No feathering-- it matches.

We usually only get 1 house a year that only requires tiny touch ups-- most require the 2ft up and 2 ft down from ceiling to be done-- but hey you get the smell of fresh paint. So paint is 4ft center section.

we use a paint stick. so quick.

Ceiling color is glidden high hidng white.

FYI I have the scan label I carry in my wallet-- so does the manager and our MMan. --66.133.xx.xx



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