Today I am sharing with you something which i love doing all the time-Home Décor.I personally believe that decorating a house adds on your touch to the house.Where ever you go throughout your day ,your home is a place for ultimate relaxation and peace of mind.So your surroundings should always be welcoming and beautiful.
So today i will share how i painted one of the walls of my bedroom with a bold pink color-from my favorite color family-Pink and also three different style's of stencils.I am obsessed with the color pink since my childhood and the obsession continues to grow.
Below is a picture of the wall painted only with a base color -beige.
Now lets start painting the wall.
STEP 1-Grab all that you need for painting-I am including here a complete list of the stuff that you would require for painting.All this stuff is easily available at Lowe's.
- Paint Brush-Small regular
- Paint Brush-Angled
- Paint Tray
- Painting tray Liners
- Paint Rollers
- Paint Rollers Covers
- Painter's Tape and Scissors
- Drop Cloth
- Stirrer for paint
- Face Mask if you are allergic ,like me,to paint.
- Ladder if you need them.
- And Last But definitely not the least Paint .Please note that you would require a primer only if you are changing your wall color from dark to light.Otherwise you can do without primer.
STEP 2- Prep Work- I started my 'project paint' by covering my wood floor with plastic floor guards called drop cloth with painter's tape all around the wall that i was planning to paint. You do not want to miss this step otherwise you will end up spoiling your floors .
STEP 3-Place the tray liner in the Paint tray,Stir the paint with a stirrer and pour sufficient amount of paint .Close tightly the lid of the paint tub otherwise there is a risk of paint drying up.
STEP 4-Start by painting all four corners of the wall with a paint brush -regular one.First dip the brush in the paint and and rub the brush against the textured area of the paint tray so that the brush has no paint dripping.
STEP 5-Once you paint all four corners,start painting the entire wall with rollers and follow the same pattern of rubbing the roller on the textured area of the paint tray. Paint the walls in "W" or "V" pattern initially with the roller so as to avoid any streakiness.After that you can paint in regular up and down motions and complete the wall.
STEP 6-Remove the painters tape when the paint is half dry and touch up any areas ,that you feel require touch up ,with angle paint brush.
Now additionally what i did to add my personal touch is what you call "STENCIL PAINTING".
There are tons of options available for style's of stencils.You can buy them from +Amazon.com . I bought my stencils from Cutting Edge Stencils as well as from +Amazon.com
For Wall Stencil painting apart from the stuff mentioned above you need your Stencil and a Leveler.
For Stencil Painting the Step involved are-
STEP 1-Let Your base paint rest for 24 hours before you do stencil on it.Follow STEPS 2 and 3 from above.
STEP 4-Place the leveler on wall and draw a line with pencil.Stick one edge of painters tape on that line and tuck one edge of stencil under the other edge of painters tape.Similar secure the other end of stencil with painters tape.
STEP 5-Now dip the roller in the paint and do not forget to roll the roller against the textured part of the paint tray to avoid paint dripping .Then roll the roller on the stencil.Do not roll the roller with too much pressure .Just paint with a light hand to avoid paint seeping under the stencil and ruining the design.
STEP 6-Remove the stencil immediately and let the stencil paint dry for 3 to 4 hours and there you go, you have a completely new and improved room with your personal touch.
Above are the pictures of three walls i painted with different style's of stencils.
Hope you enjoyed and learned at the same time .These little things add so much to the beauty of your home.Try it and let me know how you feel about it.
That's it for this one,till my very next,enjoy your surroundings and have fun.
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