painting techniques for creative finishes

painting techniques for creative finishes

Pattern Perfection: Tips To Painting Wall Patterns

by Bradley Davis

A can of paint and a paintbrush can go a long way when it comes to transforming a room. Easier now than ever, creating a unique pattern doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag or outside service. With a few handy tips to put into practice, you can create a stunning design on your walls in no time! Read on for some tips on how to guarantee your own painted wall pattern is a success.

Appropriate Patterns

Before you slap some paint on your walls, consider what type of pattern would work best in your room. Depending on the room itself, a more bold or subtle pattern might be called for. If you're painting a pattern on a wall of a child's bedroom, for example, a bold variety of favorite shapes might be in order. For a home office, a softer mosaic might look more appropriate. Take pictures of your room and play around with a few ideas beforehand! Consider only painting one wall and leaving the rest blank for a statement piece that still allows the rest of the room to remain the same. Above all else, go with something you know you won't get tired of in a hurry. 

Decide on a Color Scheme

While finding the right pattern is certainly an important factor in your painting process, deciding on a color scheme will be the next crucial step. If you are going for a simple herringbone pattern, for instance, try more muted colors that don't seem harsh. A muted pine green alongside a cream background, for example, would give a stunning effect to a wall that evokes the great outdoors. A mosaic of pink, orange and yellow hues, on the other hand, would bring out feelings of tranquility and serenity in a bedroom. Decide on colors that speak to you but do not clash with one another in the grand scheme of things. A helpful way to do this is to ask for samples of paint to better decide what is complementary. 

Tape is Your Friend

Masking tape will become your most valuable resource during this process, so invest in enough to cover the entirety of the wall's pattern. Using your masking tape as a guide, form the pattern across your wall. Use this opportunity to take a step back and assess how the pattern looks before you start painting. If need be, you can always go back and adjust the tape beforehand. Paint just along the edge of your masking tape for a crisp, clean finish. For areas of the pattern where lines run straight across, ensure you are on point by using a level to prevent things from looking a little wonky. When your paint has completely dried, simply remove the tape to reveal your dazzling new wall pattern!


About Me

painting techniques for creative finishes

I have learned a lot about painting techniques that can be used to create some beautiful finishes in the home. Years ago, I tried to sponge paint the kitchen and it was a disaster that I never wanted to experience again. I decided that before I painted one more room in my home that I would take the time to learn the true techniques use to create custom finishes. If this is something that interests you, take a few moments to visit my site. Here, you will find several ideas and learn how to create the custom finishes that make a home uniquely beautiful.