Most of us prefer smooth, flat, and undamaged drywall. However, the reality is that the older homes or homes with kids are prone to have a couple of dents, dings and drywall imperfections. The best solution to hide these imperfections is to lightly sand the surface and use high-quality drywall compound to fill the damages and then apply a good quality paint that hides the drywall imperfection. Even after using this technique, homeowners are always looking for ways to hide dents and dings by using paint. Mentioned below are few suggestions about how to cover up slight drywall imperfections using paint.
Applying Textured Paint on Walls:
People usually notice drywall imperfections primarily due to the different angles of light reflection on the surface. Any form of a dent can distort the plain of the wall, which causes the light to bounce off in a way that a visitor’s eye easily notices an imperfection. Using the textured paint can be a solution to this problem since this type of paint greatly reduces the visibility of imperfections since it is harder for the eye to identify imperfections on the wall within a textured paint.
Using Flat Finish Paint:
You can also apply flat paint finish on the wall as they can reduce the amount of light reflected off the wall. This also reduces the visibility of dents and dings and other drywall imperfections. Flat finishes also look bolder and classier than other glossier paints. The only problem to use flat finish paint is that it is hard to clean and requires more frequent touch-ups. On the contrary, eggshell paints offer an easy to clean surface and do a pretty good job of hiding drywall imperfections.
Using Dark Color Paint:
Just like the same way, flat finishes reduce dent visibility; darker paints also reflect less light than lighter paints. This makes them a better choice for hiding drywall imperfections. The only drawback of using dark color paint often makes the room look smaller. It can also promote a dreary atmosphere when there is not sufficient light in the room.
You can also apply primer on the drywall as it is very difficult to find imperfections on the surfaces primed with high-quality drywall primer. However, there are some shades of paints that you should avoid to use in order to hide imperfections. The best thing is to consult with your painting contractors about the same to avoid unnecessary mistakes.