How to Patch Peeling Paint

1-2 hours

Learning how to repair old paint is critically important when painting any room

Patch Peeling Paint

Old paint can chip, flake or peel leaving behind a shallow depression. This guide will teach you how to repair these spots before painting as new coats of paint will not hide the depression. Use a fast-drying patching compound to fill the hole.

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT

1
Scrape away any loose paint with a putty knife or paint scraper
Scrape away loose paint putty knife - Patch Peeling Paint

Apply the spackling compound to the edges of the chipped paint with a putty knife or wallboard knife.

2
Sand the patched areas with 150-grit production sandpaper
Sand the patched areas - Patch Peeling Paint

The patched places should feel smooth to the touch and not have any edges. If the walls have a textured surface you may need to texture the patched areas to match.