Surface-level hole scraped in wall

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Old 11-19-19, 09:47 PM
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Surface-level hole scraped in wall

Hey all,

I've had a chair pressed up against this wall and recently noticed a metal bit on the back sticking out had scraped through the paint to the wall as the chair shifted around. Any fixes that I could do simply by running to the store with not many tools, or should I get a handyman to take care of it?

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Old 11-20-19, 12:16 AM
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It need to be filled with joint compound, sanded smooth, primed and painted. The biggest problem is going to be matching the texture on the wall. I would put this high on the list of DIY projects but the fact you asked about it in the first place makes me think you might be one who is happier hiring out.
 
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Old 11-20-19, 12:43 AM
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The texture looks rougher than normal. Trim away the loose paper, fill, sand, primer to repair the hole.

If additional texture is needed they sell aerosol cans with different size nozzles that you spray the texture on over the repaired patch.

It's a bit of a pain but it does work!
 
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Thanks friends. Will give it a shot. Any particular brand / kind of joint compound that's better suited to this task than others?
 
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It shouldn't make any difference what type/brand of joint compound you use. The texture looks like run of the mill orange peel to me. You can either buy an aerosol can of texture and spray it over the finished repair or thin down some j/c and pat it on with sponge.
 
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Before you start peel off a piece of the painted surface bigger than a quarter. You can then take that paint sample to the store to color match for your touch-up paint. Best though would be if you have a can of the original paint hiding somewhere in the basement.
 
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Unless you know what brand/line of paint it is - mixing touch up paint so it blends will be next to impossible. Any good paint store can match the color but the sheen of the paint is determined at the factory. It looks like it might be semi-gloss which in itself is hard to touch up. IF you have some of the leftover paint I would try touching it up but would plan on having to repaint that entire wall.
 
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