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Talk to me about painting over marks on walls -Dab on or repaint whole wall?

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Movingin2017 Fri 14-Apr-17 18:03:55

So I've tried sugar soap, bi carb and flash eraser (not all at once) to remove blu tack marks and grease stains on my kitchen wall and come to the conclusion I will need to repaint. I have a half a tub of the original paint can I just dab on or is it going to look obvious? Should i repaint the whole bloody wall?

wowfudge Fri 14-Apr-17 18:42:40

Emulsion won't work - the marks with quickly show through again. You need a stain stop paint. It's usually really thick so easiest to put on with a mini gloss roller. Don't buy a spray can, it makes a hell of a mess. Then paint over to match the rest of the walls. I've patched areas in successfully and if you use a small roller and do a couple of light coats and blend away the edges you can't tell once the paint's dry.

Movingin2017 Sat 15-Apr-17 07:08:03

Thanks so much wowfudge, will be getting a small roller and the stain stop paint! Never heard of it so thank you!!

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