Wall Painting Techniques

When it comes to home decor, there’s nothing like an unusually textured wall to grab your attention. Many of us have secretly desired a textured wall in our homes but have never really implemented it for lack of funds. Professional wall jobs that involve texturing do come for a price. However, if you are willing to put in just a little extra time and effort, here are some simple do-it-yourself wall painting techniques that are sure to impress your guests.

Before you start, remember there is no right or wrong way of texturing your walls. You may not be able to achieve a completely uniform pattern but that could well become the fun element in your wall decor!
The simplest and most inexpensive tool that you can use for painting walls is a regular sea sponge. The better ones are available at craft stores but the ones from your local drugstores work just as well. To begin, dip the sponge in water and then wring it out to remove any excess water.

Now dip the sponge in the paint of your choice and just press it against the wall. Don’t try to achieve a smooth effect. Press down the sponge at irregular intervals and leave out blank spaces here and there. After your first coat of paint has dried, you should try to touch it up with a second coat so that the paint becomes more durable.

Feather dusters work just as well as sponges when it comes to wall painting. In addition, they are just as much fun to use! First, apply the paint of your choice over a small area, using a regular brush or roller. Don’t paint too large an area or the paint will dry before you have the time to work on it.

Take a feather duster and make a series of sweeping strokes over the small patch of paint on the wall. To make a slightly irregular pattern, you can vary your strokes or even use a set of different types of feather dusters. The trick is to work on a small area, complete it and then move on to the next.

You can use your imagination to try painting your walls with different material like crumpled plastic bags, spatulas, twine dipped in different colored paint o even bottle caps. As you experiment, you may discover completely new techniques for painting your walls. If you don’t like the results of your work, you can easily cover it up with paint.