What are some wall painting techniques
Creative wall design without wallpaper: 5 simple techniques for great wall patterns
Do you prefer painted walls to wallpapered walls? With the right tools you can make your walls very impressive. Here we introduce you to various techniques with which you can paint patterns and wall motifs yourself and achieve great effects without much effort.
1. The whole world of sample rolls
Textured rollers (relief rollers, pattern rollers, textured rollers) are available in every hardware store, in specialist shops and, of course, in a large selection on the Internet. Many are available for as little as 10 euros. Especially with structure rolls, it is advisable to pay attention to quality, as the pattern on the wall should be beautiful and durable. Anyone who saves in the wrong place here can sometimes see this in the result. With the Special scooters Even large-scale patterns arise by themselves - simply by rolling over them and in the same time it would take to paint the wall in one color. Depending on the role, you can use it to conjure up points, lines or circles, mosaic reliefs, complex flower patterns or classic ornaments on the wall. You can also combine several rollers for an individual pattern.
Rubber rollers with motif or pattern work according to the stamp principle. They are available in different sizes and they fit on the commercially available metal hangers for normal paint rollers. The pattern is automatically transferred to the wall when it is unrolled. Just make sure that there isn't too much paint on the roll - roll it cleanly in the tub before each new batch so that nothing smears or drips.
The intended pattern results from a single unrolling. You can vary it by rolling it several times, changing direction or not exactly next to each other. Check out the different effects beforehand on a large piece of cardboard or an old board.
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2. Grain tools
With Grain tools or Grain combs you can reproduce wood grains deceptively real. Depending on which color (s) you use, the wall will look like dark or light wood afterwards - or like exposed concrete on which the structure of the formwork boards can still be seen. The tools are usually made of rubber or plastic and are not rolled but pulled.
This is how the technology works:First paint the wall in a base color of your choice and let the paint dry. After the drying time (e.g. the next day), apply the desired grain color and, while it is still damp, pull strips into it with the grain tool.
3. The good old sponge technique
You can use either normal sponges (dishwashing sponge, bath sponge) or a large one Painter sponge or special Effect sponges use. There are hardly any limits to the imagination when it comes to sponge technology: You can use it to dab and wipe, paint stains, arches or waves, create rough and delicate patterns and create various types of gradients and marbling "wet on wet". Pre-painting the wall with an opaque base color is recommended, but not absolutely necessary.
A creative sponge technique is often used with several colors at the same time worked. You need a container for each color, as well as one for opaque white and a bucket of water (change frequently). Moisten the sponge a little before you start, then alternate with adding small amounts of the paint (s), a little opaque white, or more water. This technique is most enjoyable when you mix, play and experiment right on the wall. However, you should cover or mask everything that is not to be painted beforehand, because sponge technology always means a certain mess. Also expect that when you design the upper half of the wall, thinned paint will run down your arm into your shirt or that your hair will be colored afterwards.
4. Drawing technique for creative line patterns
To bring noble or wild line patterns to the wall, you can use almost anything that has bristles, for example one Paintbrush, a tassel, or a brush. Great effects can also be achieved with an old brush, a bunch of straw or plant stems.
The drawing technique is very simple: prepaint the wall with the desired background color and let it dry. Then paint with a second layer of paint and pull the drawing tool through the still wet paint. Whether and how clearly the subsurface will later show through in the deep areas depends on how thick you apply the paint, how coarse the drawing tool is and how firmly you press it on.
If you prepaint the wall in several colors, you get an impressive additional effect when different sub-colors shimmer out between the lines later. Vertical lines, drawn through from the floor to the ceiling, have a very classic and very elegant effect.
5. Wrapping and cloth techniques
Little effort, great results: wrap up after painting lint-free cloth, an old Chamois leather, foil or paper around the paint roller, fix the whole thing if necessary with string, string or a rubber band and roll with this self-made effect tool through the still damp paint. Press only a little so that not too much paint is removed; if necessary, wipe the roller in between. You can also let the wall dry first and then apply another color using the wrapping technique.
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