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Brighten up a room with these painting and wallpaper tips.
You Will Need
- Decorating magazines
- Base paint color
- Secondary paint color
- A drop cloth
- Safe-release tape
- A roller
- Wallpaper paste
- A sponge
- Two 4-inch polyester paintbrushes
- A plastic container
- Glaze (optional)
Find ideas by looking at decorating magazines. Then choose complementary paint colors for your base paint and secondary paint, which will set the mood of your room.
Prep the area by washing the walls. Place a drop cloth over the floor and furniture, sand rough areas, and tape the doors and trim. Make sure the room is well-ventilated.
Apply base coat
Paint the room with the base coat and allow it to dry for at least 24 hours. Next, mix equal amounts of the secondary paint and wallpaper paste to create a glaze.
Dampen the walls
Wet the sponge with water and dampen a small, irregular area of the wall.
Use your paintbrush to apply the glaze over the dampened area using crisscross strokes. Allow the base coat to show through. Continue dampening and glazing the wall in small, manageable sections.
Use dry-brush technique
Minimize brush lines by feathering the wet glaze with a clean, dry brush. Allow the paint to dry.
Transfer the paint to an airtight plastic container for later use on touch-ups. Enjoy the new look of your walls.