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Ick! Stray brush hairs in newly painted wall

Posted by catiesd (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 23, 10 at 17:01

How do I get these out of a recently painted wall, then repair, without having to repaint entire wall? Tweezers? Then sanding? The finish is eggshell and wall texture is orange peel. It was late, I was tired and did not notice, etc....

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RE: Ick! Stray brush hairs in newly painted wall

This is a disaster? You already have answers in your other thread.

RE: Ick! Stray brush hairs in newly painted wall

There is no need to be nasty. I posted across a few forums to take advantage of the wealth of kind, expert members from a few different areas. If there is a rule against this, I am not aware.

RE: Ick! Stray brush hairs in newly painted wall

If you're that big a stickler, yes. Individual removal, sanding, re-prep, re-paint. Buy better brushes next time. Or use rollers, pads, or sponge-brushes. Or spray. Or hire it done by someone who has such tools and knows how to use them. And tell them you expect perfection. Many contractors don't get that and really aren't up to the task. You must be specific.

RE: Ick! Stray brush hairs in newly painted wall

" Buy better brushes next time."

Paint brushes that are less then $10 in a 2 inch size are NOT a bargain.

Good brushes are not cheap, but you may not need the 'top of the line' for occasional use.

RE: Ick! Stray brush hairs in newly painted wall


If there are only a few brush hairs you maybe able to peel them off with tweezers and then sand lightly and touch up. If the primer does not come up with the brush hair, I wouldn't re-prime.

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