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How to repair flaked paint?

unawarek
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How to repair flaked paint?

I recently removed a pressure mounted baby gate from a wall, and a piece of paint got stuck on the rubber mount and came off. 

 

What would be the best way to repair this? Could I just fill it with some spakfilla and paint over it? The hole is getting slightly bigger as my daughter finally noticed it and loves picking at it 😂.

 

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: How to repair flaked paint

Hi @unawarek,

 

As someone with an almost three-year-old daughter, I can relate. She too has now noticed any areas of paint that can be picked off.

 

As you've mentioned, I'd suggest filling with Spakfilla and tapering/blending the hard edges of the chipped area into the surrounding wall. After sanding it smooth to the touch, prime the area with British Paints 100ml White Prep 4 In 1 Water Based Primer Sealer Undercoat before top coating with your choice of paints.

 

Here's a step-by-step guide which you should find useful: How to patch plaster.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Mitchell

 

 

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