Here are the Best Ways To Fix Peeling and Cracked Paint

After a few years, the paint on your beautifully decorated walls are bound to act up. If not maintained properly, you might have holes and paint blisters. Sometimes it may not even be your fault, but the unexpected weather conditions in Singapore that cause paint to crack or peel.

Here’s how you can fix peeling paint:

Cracks in walls

cracked wall paints
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Use a scraper or a wire brush to remove flaking bits and ‘expand’ the cracked area. Clean the crack thoroughly as you’ll be putting filling solution into it. Be sure to fill the entire crack area with the solution. Once done, leave it for a day to dry.

Before applying a coat of paint onto it, make sure you use sandpaper to keep the surface smooth. Apply two coats of paint and leave it to dry.

Peeling paint

peeling paint with scraper
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Similar to repairing cracks, you’ll first have to remove the peeling areas. Fill any cracks or holes with filling solution and leave them to dry for a day. If there are none, use a sandpaper to create a smooth surface.

Before applying a new coat of paint, make sure you clean the area with a damp cloth of sponge. After it’s dry, apply primer to the affected area. This is to protect the wall surface and ensure better adhesion of the paint. Apply two coats of paint, leave it to dry, and they’ll be as good as new.

Holes in walls

holes on wall
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This usually happens after you’ve decided to remove a painting or photo. All that’s left are annoyingly deep holes on the walls that are too obvious to ignore. Fill the hole with filling solution carefully, making sure that it’s completely filled. Leave it to dry for a day before you sand it so that you get an even surface.

Since the holes are usually small, you’ll just need a small paintbrush to repair it. Gently dab the paint over the filled surface until it blends it with the rest of the wall.


paint blisters
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Blisters are actually loose paint that requires removing before fixing. Pop the blisters with a scraper or putty knife and remove the loose paint. Clean the area from debris and dust, then sand the surface to make it smooth.

Apply a coat of primer, followed by two coats of paint after it has dried.

Yes, these flaws can drastically affect the look of your room, so it’s best to treat these things right away before they get worse. If the affected area is large, or the cracks are too deep, it’s better to call in the professionals to help. Get free quotes from painters on Kaodim by clicking the button below! 

written by Esther Chung