Techniques of How to Paint Walls: Part 1


There was a time when walls of rooms were bland and lackluster. Wall painting adds to wall and to home depth and texture and enhance room decorating scheme. Here are some techniques of how to paint walls which are easy to do and will result in spectacular looking walls.

Color Wash Wall

Color Washing:

Golden Wall ColorThe painting technique of color washing produce soft and muted blend of colors on wall which are subtle but are warming. To have such look you need to have satin finish paint in two similar colors. One shade can be darker than other or colors which fall right next to each other on color wheel but in same intensity. Paint lighter shade on surface first use standard rollers and brushes and then let it dry. After it dries, dip damp rag into darker color and rub on walls in swirling motion. While doing so ensure you are keeping even pressure. Let swirls overlap each other and it can be varying to create different intensities and at same time remember to allow some areas of undercoat to show through as well.

Wall Sponging Design Techniques


Sponging WallWall painting technique of sponging is like color washing but this technique of wall painting give deeper and better textured look and there is not swirling pattern which is hallmark of color washing. The sea sponge is most common used and same technique can be applied using crumpled rag, newspapers, kitchen sponge, plastic bag and many other materials.

Again choose similar shades of colors. The base color is done in flat finish, and sponge top coat in satin finish, mix with 1 part of glaze and 3 parts of the paint color. Paint base coat on surface with the rollers first and then with brushes and let it dry.

Dampen sea sponge or whatever you choose, dip it into topcoat painting color and then dab it lightly on rag for blotting so as to remove the excess paint. Apply by dabbing with sponge and you must work on one section at one time. Pat the sponge randomly and while doing it pat sponge lightly in some areas and more heavily on some and at some place it overlap it. Each time you pat wall with sponge move and turn slightly while you will be creating a random pattern. Achieve the look you desire by sponging lightly or heavily.


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