06:35AM | 09/05/03
Member Since: 09/08/02
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We just finished painting most of our house about two weeks ago. Turns out there are some spots that once wholes where patched the spackle was not sanded down. In particular, a spot where a switch was removed from. It is only noticable when certain lights are on but it is VERY noticable then. Can we safely sand down the area and reapply the paint without it be totally noticalble? It is latex paint with a flat finish.


09:45AM | 09/05/03
Member Since: 05/03/03
48 lifetime posts
Yes , you can. Just lightly sand the area, to try to get a better finish, then apply spackle over the rougher area to smooth it out.
May take 1 or 2 coats, put it on thin each time. Sand down after each applicaton. Prime it , and take a small roller and feather the area out from the spot so it blends better with the paint already on the walls. Since its flat it should be ok. Short of that you may end up ( after the repair) rolling just that one wall.


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