There are many ways in which you can add life to your room – by changing the placement of the furniture, adding colours to the space, or planning a complete make-over of the room. Painting designs on the walls is an easy and inexpensive way of adding glamour to your room. Painting on the walls is easier than you think; you can draw random designs and patterns on the walls or use stencils to create the patterns of your choice. However, there are a few steps that you need to follow to make stunning designs and give your room a complete new look.
Here are some steps that you need to follow to create patterns on the walls:
Prepare the Wall
Start with cleaning with the wall. Use a microfiber cloth and a solution made from mild soap and warm water to clean the walls. In case there are wallpapers pasted to the walls, use a wallpaper stripper to get them removed quickly and easily. Let the wall dry if you have used the soap solution to clean it.
Prepare the Area and Get Prepared Yourself
Place some newspapers and drop cloths on the floor just below the area where you need to draw the patterns. This will make sure that the floor is not damaged in case of spills and drips. Keep the paint brushes or paint sprayers ready. Wear protective gear such as gloves, painter`s smock or old clothes, etc. to save your clothes from the paint. Keep the stencils handy, if you are using them. Paint the walls with a fresh coat of paint before you start drawing the designs and patterns.
Start Drawing Patterns
Start drawing the patterns on the wall once the base paint is dry. If you want to create something unique, try some random patterns. Colourful waves are a great way to make your room look vibrant and inviting. Abstract designs are great for rooms that don the modern minimalist look. You can draw anything you wish to and this includes stripes, geometric shapes, typographic designs and more.
If you are not too confident about your artistic skills, you can use stencils. Place the stencils on the wall and hold it firmly. Use a paint brush, paint roller, or a spray painter to paint on top of the stencil so that the designs get etched on the walls. Start from one corner and then keep moving towards the other. Apply as many coats as you want to make the designs look prominent. Remove the stencil carefully, so as not to damage the patterns drawn on the walls.
Clear the area once you`re done and allow the paint to dry. Hiring the painting supplies is a good option, if you are looking forward to take up a home renovation project such as this one. You can hire the equipment for as long as you want and return them once you`re done. This not only makes the project cost effective but also ensures you do not have to worry about maintenance, repair and storage of the painting equipment; since you will not taking up such projects too frequently.