You'll Wonder How You Ever Lived Without These Handy Touch-Up Tools

Retouching paint on walls and refreshing wood furniture and flooring is much easier with these clever touch-up products for your home.

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Updated on January 26, 2023

If more time at home has made you notice wear and tear on your furniture or chips in your paint, don't go out and buy new furniture or call the painter just yet. Simple touch-up tools like furniture markers that come in a range of wood tones and paint pens allow you to spruce up your existing pieces or touch up chipping trim without repainting a whole room. You can keep your home looking fresh all year long with some clever touch-up tools that couldn't be easier to use. Shop our favorite touch-up products that we've used and loved and are, dare I say, life-changing.

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$15.99 (Pack of 2)

You can now hang, rearrange and rehang frames and artwork on your walls to your heart's desire because patching up those nail holes only requires this one tool. This small tube includes spackle with primer, a putty knife on one end of the tube and a sanding pad on the other end. Just apply the spackle, smooth with the built-in putty knife, let dry and sand until flush with the wall. Then, it's ready for paint.

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$16.99

My least favorite part of retouching paint is dealing with the leftover paint and cleaning the paintbrush. The Paint Saint solves both of these problems. Store your leftover paint in the container and use the built-in paintbrush to retouch any time you need. The best part is you never have to clean the paintbrush because the silicone gasket in the container's lid keeps oxygen out.

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$8.99

Sometimes your wood furniture looks old and worn because of small knicks, scratches and dents, but it's still a good piece of furniture. To help make your furniture look brand new, simply touch it up with furniture markers and crayons. The set comes with different shades for various types of wood including maple, oak, cherry, walnut, mahogany and black.

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$19.99 (Pack of 2)

A paintbrush can be hard to use for small paint touch-ups on walls or furniture — a pen is better for precision. Fill this pen with paint using the syringe included. The paint stays fresh for up to seven years.

$8.99

If the grout in your home has faded or yellowed, making your tile look less than stellar, consider trying a grout pen to touch it up. Available in several colors and nib thicknesses, this pen is a great temporary solution if you aren't quite ready to do a full regrouting job or renovation. To use, simply wash and dry the existing grout, shake the pen with the cap on, prime the tip by pressing down on the grout surface until paint is released, color grout lines, wipe up the excess and allow to dry a full six hours before letting it get wet.

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