Are you looking for a way to add character to your living space? These three creative painting techniques can transform a lackluster, ordinary room into one with charm and style.
Try a sponge
Sponge painting shouldn’t stay in elementary school. It’s an easy way to add subtle depth to your interior walls. All you need is a sponge and a paint color that complements the color of the wall. As you dab paint around the wall, be sure not to put too much paint in one spot. It’ll be easier to go back over the light spots afterwards than to try and fix the spots that were overdone. Use different sized sponges to vary your pattern and create a natural and non-uniform texture.
Stripe it up
This second technique involves a little more precision but results in a finished look that’s classy and sophisticated.
The first step is to determine how you want your stripes to look. Do you want them to be uniform, horizontal, vertical or pinstriped? Will they be a different color than your current interior wall paint? If necessary, the first step is to paint the wall the color you’d like the stripes to be. Once that’s dry, use a level and some painter’s tape to mask the areas of the wall that’ll become the stripes. Then, paint the wall and make sure to paint over the tape to ensure crisp lines. Let the paint dry and remove the tape to reveal your beautiful new striped wall.
Get adventurous with argyle
If you’re feeling really adventurous (and if you have a mind for math), an argyle painting technique might be the right choice for you. Using the argyle pattern allows you to incorporate multiple colors into a room and also adds a layer of sophistication and charisma. If you’re considering this painting style, remember to use it sparingly. Too much of the pattern can be very overwhelming, so use an argyle design for a small accent wall. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog on planning and painting an argyle pattern on an interior wall.
If you need help deciding which painting technique would be best for your home, feel free to contact a professional.