Does your wall look like a map for running trails? If so, you have drip trails, also known as runs. These usually occur when your brush has too much paint on it, causing the paint to overflow and drip down your walls.
To fix this, you can:
- Scrape the drips off with a paint scraper and/or sand the area until smooth
- Patching may be necessary afterward, be careful as it may take off underlying paint
- If severe enough, it may be easier to patch the whole area
- Clean the area with a damp cloth
- Repaint it
If these drips reach the trim or floor, use a razor blade to remove them if they’re dry. The best way to avoid this is to immediately wipe fresh drips or spills and to use drop cloths.
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