While smooth, flat surfaces are a decent & conventional wall painting preference, adding a bit of color texture can breathe new life into your walls. You can attempt contrasts & accents with numerous textures as you gain experience using ordinary objects to create fabulous designs.
Affordable One Home Services proposes yet another economically feasible painting project for your home in Estes Park, CO. We have some simple but ritzy paint texturing techniques to make your walls look like something from the renaissance!
1. Stamps & Stencils
If you want to enliven your walls with organized, repeat patterns, stamps & stencil rollers, take the cake as the two most effortless styles to adopt. Both painting styles rely on pattern repetition, except that a stencil is what you paint over, and a stamp is where you need precise placement of a custom 3D stamp. Both techniques result in intricate, orderly patterns with sharp edges and a ‘popping’ visual effect!
2. Contrast Sponging
This technique gives a textured surface and can be used ideally in contrast to color themes. After applying a solid base coat, a sponge is used for dabbing a contrasting color over the base. You can use the same or opposing paint colors with natural & synthetic sponges for the applied depth & evenness of the texture. The resulting look is quite dramatic considering the contrasts employed but elevated the space.
3. Color Washing
This technique requires some practice to get the glaze coat right. First, the base coat is applied, which is a significantly light color, suppose off white. Then the next coat is the contrasting hue, suppose mauve, which is thinned out with transparent glaze and then applied on the wall. You can even use the same color if you don’t like a contrast. The glaze makes the paint look like it’s been subtly blended into the base and washed out to give an earthy, soft, and deluxe appearance.
4. Ragging & Frottage
Both techniques bear a striking similarity to sponging in terms of contrasts, base coats, and dabbing. The only difference is in the materials used for dabbing & the textures generated. In ragging, an artfully crumpled rag is used to dab contrast color patterns onto the walls, while frottage utilizes crumpled paper & plastic. It presents a uniquely striking texture akin to contemporary abstract artworks.
5. Additive & Take-Away Stippling
In this technique, a stippling brush gives the wall a dotted texture. The brush is used as the paint applicator in the additive method. In a take-away method, a dry stippling brush is jabbed over the freshly painted wall to create texture within the glaze removed. The technique can be applied by brushing over the surfaces instead of dabbing to give a directional blending effect.
6. Dry Dragging
This is one for steady hands as it involves imparting linear patterns with a dry brush over a freshly painted base coat with a contrasting glaze. One can even use various orderly hand movements to create subtle patterns across the wall to give it an organic & earthy look.
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