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Making sure that the interior of your home is kept as attractive as possible will require you to properly care for the interior paint that is on the walls of your home. Unfortunately, caring for painted walls is something that homeowners will frequently neglect to do, which can lead to unsightly problems. Therefore, you will need to understand the benefits that several tips can provide when it concerns caring for your home's interior paint.
Leave Space Between The Furniture And The Walls
When you are positioning your furniture, it can be tempting to slide the pieces of furniture as close to the walls as possible. However, this can make it easier for the furniture to bump into the wall, which could lead to scuffing of the paint. Avoiding this problem will necessitate leave at least a couple of inches between the furniture and the wall. If you have hardwood or tile flooring, you can prevent the furniture from accidentally sliding by placing furniture stoppers where the legs meet the floor.
Wash Dirt And Marks Before They Stain The Paint
If you live in a home with pets or small children, it can be easy for the walls of the house to accumulate a staggering number of marks and a large amount of dirt. Sadly, people will often fail to promptly clean these marks, which can make it easier for the walls to develop permanent stains. When cleaning your walls, you should use an acid-free soap. Otherwise, you could inadvertently compromise the color of your walls. To this end, dish soaps can be an excellent option as it will be gentle enough to avoid damaging the paint while still removing the marks. After you wash the wall, you need to thoroughly dry it as interior paint is not designed to withstand long-term exposure to moisture.
Keep A Paint Touch Up Kit Available
Chips and scratches can be unavoidable. Often, these damages can occur when rearranging furniture or other large items. Unfortunately, scratched paint can be both a cosmetic and practical problem. When the paint suffers a scratch, moisture and dust can get into it, which may lead to the paint peeling or becoming discolored.
Luckily, it is fairly simple to repair minor scratches and scuffs tointerior paint as there are paint scratch repair kits that are designed for use on interior paints. These kits contain numerous pigments and a mixing kit so that you can perfectly match the new paint to the existing color.