There was a time when the walls of the rooms were bland and lackluster. Wall painting adds to the wall and home depth and texture and enhances the room decorating scheme. Here are some techniques of how to paint walls that are easy to do and will result in spectacular-looking walls.
The painting technique of color washing produces a soft and muted blend of colors on the wall, which are subtle but are warming. To have such a look, you need to have a satin finish paint in two similar colors. One shade can be darker than another, or colors that fall right next to each other on the color wheel but in the same intensity. Paint a lighter shade on the surface first, use standard rollers and brushes, and then let it dry. After it dries, dip a damp rag into a darker color and rub it on the walls in a 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 the same time, remember to allow some areas of undercoat to show through.
The wall painting technique of sponging is like color washing, but this wall painting technique gives a deeper and better-textured look, and there is no swirling pattern, which is the hallmark of color washing. The sea sponge is the most commonly used, and the same technique can be applied using crumpled rags, newspapers, kitchen sponges, plastic bags, and many other materials.
Again choose similar shades of colors. The base color is done in a flat finish and the sponge topcoat in a satin finish mix with 1 part of the glaze and 3 parts of the paint color. Paint a base coat on the surface with the rollers first and then with brushes, and let it dry.
Dampen sea sponge or whatever you choose, dip it into the topcoat painting color, and then dab it lightly on the rag for blotting to remove the excess paint. Apply by dabbing with the sponge, and you must work on one section at one time. Pat the sponge randomly, and while doing it, pat the sponge lightly in some areas and more heavily on some, and at someplace, it overlaps it. Each time you pat the wall with a sponge, move and turn slightly while creating a random pattern. Achieve the look you desire by sponging lightly or heavily.