Wall paintings always give a character to any living space. But when it comes to your home or personal space, doing something by yourself always adds character. DIY wall painting doesn’t require any skill if you’re thinking, just a little planning and some color tricks especially for abstract and geometric patterns.
Here are some DIY wall painting ideas that you can emulate for your space too:
- Use a whisk broom to add texture to your wall. This gives a country rustic feel to the setup.
- Create your own stencil with cardboard and make the pattern by outlining it on the wall.
- Give your children a chance to unleash their creativity by painting the wall in the pattern they like. Obviously, they would require a little guidance!!
- Use washi tape to make a pattern on the wall for a quick fix to wall painting.
- Make polka dots using a stencil which can be easily made with cardboard or plastic. Just punch the circles and the stencil is ready.
- Use photographs to make a collage on the wall of all your favorite memories.
- Use masking tape to create geometric patterns on the wall.
Apart from these various designs and patterns here are few tips and tricks to use when doing DIY wall painting.
- It is best to wait for dry weather to do wall painting.
- Any cracked, flaking or peeling areas need to be lightly sanded or scraped (and then thoroughly rinsed) before applying new primer and paint because the weight of the new coat will pull the old paint loose.
- Invest in good paints and brushes and rollers too for excellent coverage.
- Protect the things and walls you don’t want to be painted with drop cloths and plastic bags.
- Always use a paint and primer combination.
- The box you paint by combining all the paint into one large container and mixing it thoroughly. This keeps the color consistent.
- Choose a good roller and cover. Be sure to use an extension pole so you can reach the maximum amount of area with the least effort.
- After you’ve cut in your edges at the ceiling and baseboard using a brush, use your roller to apply paint from the ceiling downward.
These tricks come in handy especially when you belong to the DIY wall painting category.