Finding Drywall Compound Touch-Ups
Drywall tip: a dab of latex paint colors compound
After I sand the joint compound, I look over the drywall for remaining defects using a bright light. Air bubble holes, scratches, recessed nail fills, and other spots stand out when the light is held at an obtuse angle.
It’s hard to relocate the touch ups in order to feather them in with a quick sandpaper swipe. So to make them stand out, I mix a little latex paint — in this case, brown — in a scoop of compound on my hawk. The slight color difference highlights the touch ups.