Wellington Column Touch-Up Guide

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Tools and Supplies You'll Need

  1. Touch-up Paint
  2. Paintbrush
  3. Damp Rag


To do this project you will need to use the touch-up paint that is made for your columns. We recommend practicing this on a scrap piece, if possible, before working on your column. Touch ups may be needed over areas where you need to conceal the caulking, spots were cuts were made and exposed the raw polyurethane, or on other areas where touch ups may be required.

1.) Depending on what color faux columns you have, there may be multiple colors in your touch-up paint kit.

2.) Take into account the size, color and depth of the area to be touched up to determine which touch up colors you will use.

3.) Dilute latex touch-up paint with about 30% water.

4) You may need to mix different colors to achieve different shades found on the drystack stone column. Add water as needed and dab excess paint off for a more transparent look. Apply a small amount of diluted paint to moist cloth, small brush, sponge, or Q‐tip.

5.) Start with the lighter colors first and then let dry for 10 to 15 minutes before applying the darker shades. Dab into desired area. If applied to undamaged areas, wipe quickly with clean damp cloth.

6.) Wipe off any excess paint immediately. We recommend applying multiple thin coats of paint in small translucent shades and gradually darkening the area to blend in. Keep dabbing and blending with a clean, damp cloth until the repaired area blends in with its surroundings.

7) Now your faux column paint repair is finished