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Patching Peeling Paint

When old paint chips, flakes or peels, it leaves behind a shallow depression. You'll need to repair these spots before painting - new coats of paint won't hide them. Use a fast-drying patching compound to fill the hole.

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Step 1: Scrape away loose paint with putty knife and apply spackling compound

Scrape away loose paint and apply spackling compound Scrape away any loose paint with a putty knife or paint scraper. Apply the spackling compound to the edges of the chipped paint with a putty knife or flexible wallboard knife. Let dry thoroughly.
  

Step 2: Sand patched areas and begin painting

 Sand patched areas and begin painting Sand the patched areas with 150-grit production sandpaper. The patched places should feel smooth to the touch and not have any edges. If the walls have a textured surface you'll need to texture the patched areas to match. Once finished, be sure to prime the surface prior to painting so that your repair work does not show through.