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Indoor Wall Painting Techniques

May 3rd, 2011

Do your wall structures seem boring and uninviting? Do you long for a cozy, appealing space? Think about ornamental wall painting methods, for example sponging, ragging, stenciling or stamping. Even if you don’t have prior experience, you can improve the dullest space swiftly and inexpensively by using these straightforward decorative wall painting strategies. You can also learn how to paint over old wood paneling, to bring a updated look to a dark, out of style room.

Prior to painting any room, choose a color scheme for your walls. When you chose your paint, do not forget that many painting tactics use two tones of one color. If you use one of the approaches that uses two shades of color, you may pick a darker color than you typically would chose for your base color; due to the lighter color making the final result lighter.

To sponge or rag paint a wall, apply paint of your base color and let it dry completely. Dip carefully your sponge or rag to the lighter paint color and apply the sponge or drag the lighter color on to the base coat until you are delighted by the effects. If you are unhappy with your final result, you can repaint any areas that you don’t like with the base coat.

When the repainted area is thoroughly dry, repeat the faux painting process. If you intend on using a decorative painting technique such as stenciling or stamping, you may only want to do a wallpaper type effect by stamping or stenciling a simple pattern over your base coat. Consider going a step further by using stencils or stamps to create a faux brick or stone wall. You don’t have to be an artist to produce one of these faux coatings. Just follow these simple steps.

Initially, paint the walls with the color you’re considering for the mortar between your bricks or stones. As soon as the base coat is dry, stamp or stencil your bricks or stones on to the base coat. Once the brick or stonework is dry, spatter some of the darker color over your faux art, so it can gain depth and make it appear more realistic.

Developing faux results makes your walls look like they might be made from plaster or suede, can also really make your room be stand out. It is simple to figure out how to produce these seemingly tough finishes at the local paint store. Paint bases that immediately offer a suede or textured result for the walls are a quick way that even artists use to produce enjoyable coatings.

Decorating with fine art photography can be the icing on the cake for a completely, remodeled effect to your newly painted room. Focus on the areas you would like the attention of your eye drawn to, and the impact you want the overall look to have. Do you desire your fine art photos to ‘pop out’ from your walls? Sometimes stenciling a theme on the wall around where you plan to hang a special picture is a cool effect. Or perhaps you would like the total to blend harmoniously together. An example is an image of beautiful flowers, with the wall painted in a brick or cobblestone pattern.

Lastly, no matter what decorative wall painting process you choose, remember that it’s only a few layers of paint. You can redo the walls as you find out as you learn more of the art of cosmetic painting, or if you do not like the desired result. Paint is fairly inexpensive, have fun and experiment to find your personalized touch!

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