Q-Tips for Touch Up Painting

Heather says:

As many of you know I’ve been working with Q-Tips for the past few months to remind readers that Q-Tips are good for ever so much more than just your health and beauty needs. (For what it’s worth, I’ve found they are great for when my daughter destroys the tube of topcoat to the lipstain I like, which she does for every stinking tube, but that’s a grumble for another day).

Today’s quick Q-Tip tip is Q-Tips make great, disposable “brushes” for touching up paint in small areas. What kind of small areas? Well, very small, let’s say you decided to move a picture and just need to touch up the old nail hole, this would a great time to break out a Q-Tip for touch ups, rather than repainting the section of wall.

Touch ups work best on flat paint and are most noticeable on glossy finishes. If your walls have eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, 0r glossy finishes, it is best to touch up your paint by repainting the entire section of the wall so the difference in shade is less noticeable.

With this in mind, it would not be worth using a Q-Tip to repaint a gouge or to touch up where your kid put his head through the drywall*.

When touching up paint it’s very important to use a light hand and blend so the touched up area doesn’t stand out. It’s also important to remember that paint color gradually changes over time and paint that has been in storage may not always perfectly match the current color of your wall, even though it is the exact same paint.

Q-Tips has a facebook fan page where fans share their favorite uses.

Oh and for those of you who took the time to read this post, here’s a link to a $1 off coupon for Q-Tips brand cotton swabs.

*Note* If your child does put his head through your drywall, please seek proper medical care before worrying about touching up your paint.

This post was sponsored by Q-Tips brand cotton swabs and all opinions are my own.

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