How to correct a bad paint job!

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Old 09-05-07, 03:19 PM
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Smile How to correct a bad paint job!

A few days ago I painted by dining room a awesome red. The problem is that I used latex paint and did not remove the tape right way because I needed to touch up trim a few times so that the color was even. As I started to remove the tape the paint came up along with the tape. How do I correct this mess that I made?
 
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What did you tape?
Ceiling...trim...?
Was it freshly painted also, or was it old paint?
 
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Thank you. I taped the trim, chair rail and molding on the ceiling. Wanted to leave white. The only paint on the walls was the original paint done by the builder it was white latex.
 
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When ever you use tape it is best to remove the tape prior to the paint completely drying. If it must be left on you should take an utility knife and gently cut the paint/tape on the edge to break the paint bond.

You will need to sand and spackle the damaged area. The prime and touch up. It is unlikely that the red will touch up satisfactory so you will likely have to repaint the wall.
 
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Thank you so much!
 
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