Whether you are getting your house ready for the market or just feel it’s time for a refresher, an interior paint touch-up is a must do. The walls of your house get abused over the years. From bumps and bruises to scratches and holes, a little bit of paint can go a long way, if applied correctly. We want to provide you with a list of tips to touch up paint like a pro.

The Right Paint

The first step to touching up paint like a pro is choosing the right paint. Because touch-ups are never more than a few spots here and there to cover up a couple of dings in the wall, it is essential that your paint color matches the pre-existing wall color. Instead of keeping every can of paint you use in your house (that takes up a lot of space), we suggest that you keep a folder of all the paint can labels. Any home improvement store just needs the label to recreate the paint.

The Tools

The perfect touch-up is all about the right tools. For example, you wouldn’t want to take an entire roller to cover up a tiny scuff. Some of the best tools for paint touch up include small angled brushes, nail fillers, magic erasers and a sanding block. These tools will not only help you to apply the paint properly but also prep the wall beforehand.

The Touch-Up

Now it comes time to actually touch up your walls. If you are using an old can of paint, we suggest you shake and stir the paint before use to get rid of any unnecessary clumping. Secondly, don't freak out if the color doesn’t match perfectly right after application. It is not uncommon for paint to look lighter or darker while it’s still wet. Lastly, look at the surface you are touching up to help determine the brush you should use. For larger surfaces, a small roller brush will help you save time. On the other hand, use a small angled brush for more precise, detailed touch-ups.

However, our best advice for interior paint touch-ups is to consult a pro themselves - like Texas Professional Painters.