Photo Gallery: Painting Problem Solvers

Painting mistakes happen. Use photos of these problem solving tips when painting and finishing your home.
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Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Removing Drips with a Scraper

Use a scraper to scrape back the paint drips.

Removing Drips with Sandpaper

Sand the area to a smooth finish. Repaint the sanded area.

Hiding a Stain Undercoat

Apply stain blocker or oil-based undercoat over the stain.

Hiding a Stain Top Coat

Allow the stain blocker or undercoat to dry, then recoat with spare topcoat.

Smoothing a Gritty Finish

Use sandpaper to sand the area back. Clean down with a cloth to remove dust.

Smoothing a Gritty Finish – Repaint

Repaint the area with topcoat.

Removing Wrinkled Paint

Strip paint completely using chemical stripper or a hot air gun.

Removing Wrinkled Paint – Sanding

Sand down the area and repaint.

Removing Brush Marks

Machine sand the area. Wipe the area clean of dust with a damp cloth.

Removing Brush Marks – Repaint

Repaint the area. If using a natural wood finish, take care to apply stain with the grain, keeping a wet edge at all times.

Improving Poor Coverage

Sand the area to remove any paint ridges created by roller edge trails.

Improving Poor Coverage – Recoat

Recoat the area using as many coats of paint necessary to match the surface.

Hiding Filler That Shows Through

Recoat the patch of filler with a suitable primer.

Hiding Filler That Shows Through - Recoat

Recoat the entire wall.

Dealing with a Bleeding Knot

Scrape back the paint from the knot and sand the area smooth.

Dealing with a Bleeding Knot – Seal

Apply some sealer.

Dealing with a Bleeding Knot – Primer

Apply primer, followed by the required paint finish.

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