Here are A Few Amazing Ideas To Transform Your Home Or Workspace
The use of large Wallpaper murals can dramatically affect a room or workspace in the most fantastic way, large murals have come on leaps and bounds over the last couple of years, incorporating ever theme you can think of from beautiful and calming to bold & daring to say the least. With new technology HD printed 3D wallpaper murals ouse lush and vivid colors bringing any room to life. Large wallpaper Murals although far and few between can go up to 550cm x 320cm which is huge and can cover a large area of wall to give a spectacular backdrop, setting the mood for any room.
Preparation Of Walls
Although fleece wallpaper murals are quite a heavy weighted paper you would still need to prepare the walls and make sure they are flat to get the best possible finish. Spend time filling any holes or gouge marks from stripping, this can be done with a filler then gently sanding down to make good, taking your time doing this will pay dividends. Before hanging your large wallpaper mural make sure you paint the corners in and ceiling as to avoid catching it and cutting in with paint…makes the job easier. After you have hung your wallpaper you’ll be amazed how you see your room in a different way and really create’s an ambiance you have probably not felt in your home before.
Painting Walls With Decorating Effects
Now it’s time to start on the rest of the decor, here are just a few ideas using decorating effects with paint that can be applied to walls, ceilings even furniture now to give a unique and individual look to a theme. Some of the more complex effects which were normally taken on by the professionals but nowadays these effects have been made easy using the latest advancements in materials, with that said if you are going to do a stippled effect, spattering, sponging or rag rolling. Although most of these techniques are relatively easy, its worth practicing them on a board or section of wall before you take on the whole room. The texture of the wall might influence the finished effect but you will at least have practiced the technique…you know what they say practice makes perfect…so keep going until you have the desired right effect.
Apply A Basecoat First
To proceed with any of the following painting effects you will need to give the rest of the walls a flat basecoat in your choice of color, this is going to be the main primary color of your walls. For the first coat slightly thin the paint down and apply with a roller ( don’t forget to put your dust sheet down if you already haven’t ) and cut in with a brush around the ceiling, then apply the second coat without it been thinned or watered down and again cut in the edges ( Taking your time cutting in the edges as you can’t beat nice sharp lines..getting a good cutting in brush will save you a lot of time). You should always give your walls two coats of paint sometimes three if you had strong colors previously but normally two is surfice and in doing this the color will be rich and deep ( buying a quality paint always helps as well and taking your time will pay off )
Using A Sponge For Stippling Effect
Use a dark-toned emulsion paint to stipple over a lighter base color for a great two-tone effect. remember the base coat being the main primary color in the room.
Dampen a natural sponge with water until it swells to its full size then squeeze out the excess water to leave it moist ( make sure it is a natural sponge you use…the ones with the dimples and perforations on them ). Then pour a very small amount into a shallow tray (slightly more than a tablespoon) and dip the sponge into it touching off any excess paint onto a piece of plain scrap paper until it leaves the required mottled effect, then apply the sponge to the wall very very lightly ( if you push too hard on the sponge it will just leave patches of solid paint. group your patterns closely together to form an even texture across the wall. If any areas appear too dark after you have done the wall, it’s quite an easy fix…simply just wait for the paint to dry and stipple your (base color) in the areas which are too dark and need to be toned down. Dark grey base colors with a lighter shade of grey work well with this technique but play around with some colors you just might love what you come up with to compliment your wallpaper mural.
Rag rolling is a technique used to create a texture resembling watered silk. You will need someone to help you with this technique, they will need to paint bands of diluted paint ahead of you. The best results are achieved with a basecoat of pale satin solvent-based paint overlaid with a darker shade satin solvent-based paint diluted by 50%.
Fold a piece of rag into quarters then twist the rag into a roll, then starting at the bottom of the wall roll the rag upwards to remove the wet paint leaving the desired effect. As you reach the ceiling, use the roll to stipple the edges…if you touch the ceiling remove paint immediately with a clean rag dampened with white spirit or turpentine.
Start the next band of texturing at the bottom again, but don’t attempt to produce straight strips of pattern. Change direction constantly to overlap and blend with the previous impressions. Remake the rolled rag each time it becomes to impregnated with paint. If you take your time with this technique you can get a great unique result.
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