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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February 09, 2021

If you're the type of person who craves a home revamp when spring is right around the corner, you're not alone. Winter is dreary, and my home, unfortunately, reflects that. Refreshing your home is a great way to lift your mood and look forward to warmer months ahead when everything comes alive. Small updates can make a big impact — I switch out my sofa pillows, add color with small accent pieces and start planning my spring garden. And sometimes all your home needs to feel refreshed and updated is a good touchup on your walls, furniture and wood flooring.

These are some of our favorite touch-up products that, dare I say, are life-changing.

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$7.99

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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$15.99

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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$9.99 (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.

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$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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Keep your home looking good as new with these clever touch-up products, including a paint pen for small chips and scuffs, an all-in-one patch tool for holes in the wall, crayons and markers for wood touchups and more.

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