I bleach washed my walls in rental and it took some paint off. Help!!!

Perse Banks
by Perse Banks
I didn’t think bleach washing would hurt the coloring but not I have green spots where it took the mixed paint off. How can I fix this before landlord finds out!!!
  11 answers
  • You will need to prime and paint the wall. If you want to wash your walls, use a mild solution of vinegar and water.

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    • Perse Banks Perse Banks on Feb 25, 2018

      I work in construction so I’m good at painting and have no problem doing that but I hate this color anyway but I know he’d be upset if I changed it without asking. I’m just going to have to try and match it the best I can. Lol

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Feb 25, 2018

    Sand, prime and paint. To match the paint, take a tiny piece Of the painted wall to a paint store and they can match it. 1/2 the size of your little pinkie will be plenty. ☺️

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Feb 25, 2018


  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 25, 2018

    Try to get a match pot to touch in the colour OR put pictures/ mirrors up to cover

    • Perse Banks Perse Banks on Feb 25, 2018

      I spoke with someone at Lowe’s to see if they could match the paint but I’d have to scrape off a nickel size to do so plus it’s a very small bathroom, just the toilet and I have spots everywhere in the larger part. I will try to match pot though. Ty.

  • Catmommy Catmommy on Feb 25, 2018

    It's too bad you're renting... I actually think it looks kinda Cool!

    Some of these other suggestions sound good, though...

    Good Luck!


  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 25, 2018

    Paint to cover up the boo boo.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 25, 2018

    Best of luck - otherwise choose the colour nearest to it and paint the walls again, with the hope the Landlord will not even notice...........

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Aug 15, 2023

    Sorry, you'll have to repaint. Sand, prime (to keep the color stuck on the wall and make it an even color), and paint.

  • Take a chip to the paint store for color matching and repaint. You can use a utility knife to get the chip off the wall in an inconspicuous spot.

  • J Brown J Brown on Aug 15, 2023

    Try removing one of the wall plates that cover the lights or outlets.Sometimes you can get easily a chip of paint from under them. Be sure to get the right finish, i.e satin, semi gloss etc.

  • Dee Dee on Aug 15, 2023

    Get a color match from Lowes or Home Depot and repaint.