The Easiest Way to Fix Chipped Paint on Walls

October 25, 2018

Wondering how to fix chipped paint on walls? It's easy and only requires a few materials.

When you walk past a scratched hallway in your house, do you wonder how to fix chipped paint on walls? We have your dents and divots covered. After following these short steps, your walls will look perfectly painted again. It’s easy to do—even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to fix chipped paint on walls: 

What You’ll Need

It only takes a few tools to fix chipped paint on your walls.

  • Small putty knife
  • Drywall joint compound
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Paint
    • Pro Tip: If you don’t have any matching spare paint, (carefully) peel the painted dry wall where the chip is located. Take it in to your local paint store; they should be able to match it for you. It’s always good to have extra for touchups!

Use the sandpaper to gently sand the area.

A fine grit sandpaper preps your wall for repair.

Dip your putty knife into the drywall joint compound and stir well. Apply a thin layer to the wall, using the putty knife to smooth it.

Dip your putty knife into the drywall.

Apply the dry wall with your putty knife, smoothing as you go.

The drywall should fill the chipped in your wall completely.

After waiting 24 hours, sand the area with the joint compound until it’s flush with the wall. A good way to test this: Run your fingers over the wall. If you don’t feel any bumps, you have it perfect.

Apply paint and your wall is once again chip-free. Ta-da!

So long, paint chip! Now your wall is as good as new.

If this to-the-point tutorial has you craving more DIY home projects, check out these basement laundry room ideas or learn how to make a daybed for your guestroom.  

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