3 Tips to Prevent Wall Damage

Because they often fade into the background, interior walls don’t get the love and care they deserve. Scrapes, dents, and other imperfections can draw attention, making an entire room appear dingy. To cut down on the frequency of needing drywall repair, interior painting, and deep cleaning to remove blemishes, follow the advice here.

3 Ways to Keep Interior Walls IntacT

1. Place Protectors on Furniture & Doors

When getting out of chairs, people might accidentally bump the backs into walls. The furniture can scratch through the paint and damage the drywall. That’s why it’s beneficial to put slipcovers on couches and chairs near walls. The plush fabric cushions contact to prevent wall damage. Covering sharp corners of bookcases, consoles, and tables with corner protectors will help, too. The foam padding provides a barrier between the sharp edges and your walls. To prevent the edges and knobs of heavy doors from slamming against walls, place doorstops at the bases.

2. Monitor Children’s Playtime

Little children gravitate toward walls, as the expansive surface is a blank canvas to showcase their drawing skills. The tips of pencils and pens can leave deep scrapes a drywall repair specialist would have to fix. Crayons and permanent markers can also leave stains you’d need paint to conceal. To avoid these headaches, set up easels so kids can draw on paper. Ensuring they have washable markers will offer some protection if they doodle on walls. Soccer balls, water guns, and any other toys kids use in the yard should be for outdoor play only to eliminate the risk of wall damage.

3. Keep Wall Art to a Minimum

When decorating interiors, display artwork on tables and bookshelves instead of the walls. Driving a nail through the surface will leave a large puncture in the drywall. The weight of supporting a heavy picture could cause the surface to crack. If you do hang artwork, use adhesive strips to hold it in place instead. Keep the artwork in the same position, as this will prevent sticky residue patches all over walls.

Even with the above precautions, accidents can still happen from time to time. That’s why the team at Wentzville, MO-based BRS Custom Painting is standing by to provide drywall repair and interior painting when needed. Serving clients in St. Louis and St. Charles counties, the fully insured and licensed technicians can also perform power washing and exterior painting to boost the curb appeal of your home. Learn more about the services online and call (636) 219-9749 for a free drywall repair estimate. Check out photos of the crew’s work on Facebook.