Wall coating products are much thicker than conventional paint and can provide weather protection, never-fading colours, and the ability to cure penetrating damp and mildew infestations permanently. In addition, coating for walls add value to properties and may be worth the investment due to their protective coating properties.
Read on to learn more and why wall coatings may be right for you and your property.
1. Paint the moulding.
Painting trim before installation allows you to protect it with tape and work more quickly, cutting labour costs while eliminating the need to sand down moulding after it has been painted on walls.
Low recommends selecting a sheen that is one level above that of your wall’s colour and choosing satin or semi-gloss trim paint with mould-resistant properties for optimal results.
2. Paint a Grey wall
Grey coating for walls can create an air of grace and sophistication, depending on how it is decorated. To prevent it from looking cold or clinical, add plenty of texture through woven rugs and nubby fabrics.
Pale grey eggshell can create a soft, cloudy atmosphere, while steely shades add contemporary style. When choosing your ideal hue, keep an eye on how its hue changes under various lighting conditions and when exposed to other hues.
3. Paint a Freehand pattern
Freehand painting offers a more natural appearance than stencils; for instance, when painting leaves on your wall. Simply sketch out leaf shapes in pencil and outline them using a small brush.
Create an appealing marbleized effect in paint using a pounce pad. For optimal results, choose one made of wool that complements your wall finish.
4. Paint a Layered Wall
Apply a light coat of primer, which will conceal existing paint and ensure even coverage. For walls with texture, use “W”-shaped strokes to distribute the paint effectively.
Start with a base coat in a colour that complements your trim, then apply a crackling medium and top coat for added depth and a crackling effect.
Add another glaze colour for an all-over stencilled effect. Opt for highly contrasting hues for maximum impact, or go with similar tones for an understated finish.
5. Paint a Marbleized wall
An artistic marbleized wall adds an air of luxury to any space. Start by painting one light shade (such as basic white marble with grey and black veins) before layering another darker hue for contrast.
Next, use a feather to blend and soften veins by dabbing it across them with middle-tone paints. A dry brush may also help soften any harsh lines.
6. Paint a Geometric pattern
Geometric patterns on walls are an affordable and stylish way to add colour, style, and dimension. Plus, with an interior paint sprayer such as the FlexiO from Wagner available today, this technique couldn’t be simpler!
Plan your design before applying tape for the best results.
7. Paint a Herringbone Patchwork Wall
If you love herringbone patterns but lack space for an elaborate wooden project, check out this incredible tutorial from Home Stories A to Z. They show how to tape rectangles together into herringbone patterns on walls, creating a truly striking look that people will admire!
For an alternative herringbone wall project, try this awesome interlocked herringbone wall by eHow. Perfect if your room has more of a modern vibe.
8. Paint a Gradient Wall
The ombre effect has become popular for hair colour and nail art, but why stop at colourful hair? You can also incorporate ombre patterns into coatings for walls. To do so, select multiple shades and tints in an ombre transition; Sherwin Williams suggests dividing your wall into sections to use painter’s tape as protection around moulding or other areas that shouldn’t get painted over.
Start by applying the lightest colour of paint coating for walls. Allow this coat of paint to dry.
9. Paint a Wall with Decorative moulding.
Decorative moulding adds style and character to any room in any setting, whether that means finishing off a new home or renovating an 1800s Victorian. But painting this delicate trim takes great care so as to avoid sloppy lines or visible brushstrokes.
Caulking around the trim where it meets the wall can help protect both walls and trim from bleeding during painting sessions. Use a thin bead of caulk on this joint between trim and walls; the thin bead will prevent this.