How do I paint over wall repairs?

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how do I paint over wall repairs, where nails were coming thru dry wall …. repairs were done by same man that originally did it, then painted by a 'professional' but I can see ever place that was repaired! is it as simple as another coat of paint?

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 30, 2018

    Nails and screws should be countersunk then covered with dry wall putty. Smooth out the putty then paint.

  • Brmoorhouse Brmoorhouse on Aug 30, 2018

    Assuming you arent talking about just visual problems and not actual textural differences... When you make wall repairs be sure to put primer over the repair before painting otherwise every repair will show up.

  • Rob F Rob F on Aug 30, 2018

    Use a large nail to hammer into the center of the (popped out) nail, sparkle, and sand, and then paint again

  • Chaz Chaz on Aug 30, 2018

    If he used a drywall patching compound to cover repairs you must put a paint primer on these areas first then your chosen color.

  • Debra Britt Debra Britt on Aug 30, 2018

    thanks I will ask her if she primed, it is visual and the sheet rock man did counter sink and smooth

  • Marilyn Marilyn on Aug 30, 2018

    Run your hand over the area and ensure that it feels the same as the wall area without the repairs. You may need to do a little touch up sanding. But it should be as easy as priming the wall and putting on a new coat of paint. If you have new paint mixed to match your existing color make sure to cover the entire wall and not just the patches areas. You'll notice it!


    • Debra Britt Debra Britt on Aug 30, 2018

      I checked that out before she painted, I am guessing she didn't prime, have sent her a message to let her know I am not satisfied, thanks


  • Tere Tere on Aug 30, 2018

    If it's been painted recently, you just need to sand down the spots and can touch up w/paint. If the nail holes weren't filled in properly, you'll need to fill in the spots with a tiny bit of drywall spackle ( you can purchase it in a tube, like toothpaste, for $3-$5 at Walmart, Home Depot, etc ). Just dab it on with your finger, let it dry, sand it lightly to a smooth surface and touch up w/paint. Easy breezy :)

    • Debra Britt Debra Britt on Aug 30, 2018

      thanks, it is a new (less than a year old) house, the guy that did the original sheet rock work did the repairs, has log siding on the front of the house and it seems that when they attached it the nails or screws or whatever started to show through, he came and patched those areas, but when the painter did her job am starting to believe she didn't prime...

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