It is the new year, and with the festive season around the corner, this means it is time for a new look! If you are thinking about revamping your home, instead of buying more decorations to fill your space, how about repainting your walls instead? Wall painting techniques are actually pretty fun to explore with. There are plenty of wall painting technique ideas to steal from online, especially on Pinterest. All you need is some planning and the right colour combinations, you are good to go to start your painting project.
1. The Sponging Effect
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Sponging technique is still one of the easiest, and most popular painting technique. Most people who are new to the DIY wall painting method usually start off with the sponging technique because of how quick and simple it is with online tutorials to follow. Just make sure you don’t end up sponging one side of the wall too long otherwise it will look look like a splat of paint!
2. Half Painted Style
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Don’t be mistaken that this technique is about being too lazy to finish the upper part of the wall. Haha! The half painted technique has a lot to do with colour combination. Personally, I think it gives an “artsy” and minimalist feel to the room. It is definitely an easy project; all you need is a masking tape and the right colour to match your room. For example, if you are going for a zen theme, then choose a light, silvery grey tone. Measure your wall, tape it half all the way and start painting!
3. Wall Quotes
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Wall quotes are pretty easy too. If you like having something inspiring to look at everyday, then wall quotes might be a good option for you. There are two ways to do DIY your own wall quote: you can turn your wall into a chalkboard background and write your quotes, or you can purchase ready-made wall quote stickers.
4. Ombre Wall
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Ombre wall techniques are another one of my personal favourites. I find this concept stylish and refreshing. This technique might be a little challenging for beginners, but fear not, because with the right step by step tutorial, you will definitely be able to do it yourself. Remember that with ombre wall techniques, it is all about colours tones and dark to light.
5. Wall Stencil Technique
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Wall stencil technique allows you to create a much more orderly, repetitive pattern on your walls. You can either create your own stencils using a cardboard from a box or you can buy ready-made ones. Of course, making your own is much more tedious compared to ready-made ones because you would need to cut it on your own. However, diy stencils does give you the freedom to design your own wall patterns.
6. Stamping Technique
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The stamping technique idea may be slightly similar to the stencil technique, but it is definitely less tedious because it doesn’t involve much cutting. You don’t have to buy the stamps if you don’t want to, instead you can make it on your own. DIY Stamping involves a little bit more planning because you are required to look for the right pattern or shape using objects around you.
There are many wall painting technique ideas to check out online and explore with. Once you get the hang of it, you will definitely have a lot of fun with this painting project.