While carrying a cupboard door to reinstall, my husband accidentally scratched a gray line on the door with his belt buckle. We were using "Advance"-brand paint.

How can I get this off without ruining the fresh paint?

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    Can't you just lightly sand the mark, wipe it with a damp, lint-free rag, and then touch-up paint? Commented Apr 26, 2012 at 0:16

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Touch the paint up with a tiny dab of paint and a small brush. Paint takes about a month to cure, and little touch up jobs like this should blend right in by the time the paint finishes curing.


Assuming this is a scuff, and not a deep scratch, Magic Eraser will surely get it off. This thing does wonders, it should be part of everyone cleaning supplies.

  • I wouldn't do this to paint that hasn't fully cured though; the Magic Eraser will peel that paint right off. If this were a mark on six-month-old cabinets, definitely. In this situation I think touch-up is the better solution.
    – KeithS
    Commented Apr 26, 2012 at 16:35
  • @KeithS good point. Esp since the paint is available.
    – mohlsen
    Commented Apr 26, 2012 at 16:45

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