Painting Techniques that Add Character to Your Décor

It can be fun to paint your walls. Using gloss paint is the most common way to paint your walls but there are so many other techniques that you can use.

Besides the focal point of the room, painting the walls helps to set the atmosphere of the room.

To help create the environment that you want and to bring life to your wall, let’s take a look at some different styles of painting.

Patina: A patina consists of a base coat that is usually dark, smeared with a lighter, watered down color using a cloth or a sponge. The patina affect adds a rustic look to any room and generates a sense of depth that makes rooms look larger.

Stencil: The stenciling concept is based around a cutout of a design that is filled using different applications of paint with a paintbrush, sponge brush, or cloth. Stencils can be used on a large scale using several different cutouts to make just one design, or they can be used to incorporate letters, phrases, and illustrations to your walls. Stencils add immediate interest, but they must be done with patience to ensure a professional-looking result.

Faux techniques: Faux painting techniques are used to mimic other objects or materials. As an example, to give your room a worn out rustic look, paint your walls a copper color and then us a patina of a bold cobalt green. You can imitate just about any material or texture as well as granite, marble, wood, marble and denim.

Rubber stamping: This has become a more popular technique recently due to the affordability and simplicity of its application. To help you give your room that personal touch, rubber stamps come in many designs made especially for your walls or you furniture.