Hide Imperfections and Flaws

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Flaws and imperfections on old walls can be a real blemish in a well-set room. However, creative painting techniques if used, are an easier way to deal with flawed surfaces. Use paint to compensate for poor architectural details while using bold colours to distract the eye and create something unique. Even if the walls look really bad to you, chances are they can still be restored.

 

 

 

Use textured paint or a pattern on the wall –
Textured paints and application of creative techniques (like sponging a lighter color over a darker one) will greatly reduce the visibility of imperfections.

Paint with flat finish paint –
Flat finishes often reduce the amount of light reflected off the wall, thus decreasing the visibility of dents and dings. Flat finishes also look bolder and classier than their glossier counterparts.

Use a dark colour –
The darker paints reflect less light than lighter paints, making them a better choice for hiding defects. The drawback: darker colours make a room look smaller, so you need to ensure that the room is sufficiently lit always.

Your walls will look new if proper preparation is done prior to the application of the paint. Most flaws, cracks, holes and imperfections can be taken care of with better pre arrangements. This will ultimately save your time, money and essentially your peace of mind.

  1. Clear the room of all furnishings, decorations, light fixtures and other electrical equipment.
  2. Move large furniture pieces to the center of the room and cover it in plastic to protect against splatters.
  3. Clean the floors thoroughly. Use a damp cloth to doors, windows and the floor. Ensure that you remove all cobwebs and dust.
  4. For kitchen and bathrooms you may have to use detergent to remove the built in grime that has settled over a period of time.
  5. Lastly, tape off woodwork, light switches, etc with a tape to protect adjacent surfaces.