When you paint a wall, it’s invariably an attempt to make a room look better. While it isn’t difficult to achieve this end, simple mistakes can create blemishes that can make your finished product look worse than when you started. Paint drips are one such blemish that is extremely common. If an early coat has a drip that solidifies and is painted over, you’re left with a lump in the paint that won’t look very good. You will have to cut or sand the drip out and then repaint the area to get the smooth surface you want.
Remove the drip of paint from your wall. You can slice it off using a razor-blade paint scraper or sand it off using a sanding block or oscillating hand sander with 180-grit sandpaper.
Sand over the affected area using a sanding block and 220-grit sand paper. This will smooth out the area and prepare it for paint. Clean the area with a damp cloth after sanding.
Apply a thin coat of primer to the affected area using a paintbrush. Feather the edges of your painted areas to ease the transition from old paint to new.
Apply your finish paint coat after the primer is dried. Again, feather the edges beyond your primed area to ease the transition between colors. Apply a second coat, if necessary.
Things You'll Need:
- Razor-blade paint scraper
- Sanding block
- Oscillating hand sander
- Sandpaper, 180- and 220-grit
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