Think Out Of The Box: Unique Home Painting TechniquesThink Out Of The Box: Unique Home Painting Techniques

Does your home look like it needs a drastic makeover? You do not need to spend several thousand dollars to rejuvenate your little paradise. With the help of a few paint cans, brushes and unique painting techniques, you will be able to refresh your home in no time. Let’s get ready to transform your home into a thing of beauty.

Plain no More: Add Texture to the Walls of your Home

Many homeowners choose the simple path and opt for neutral color for their walls. It is definitely a safe approach because the walls act as a backdrop for decorative pieces and expensive artwork. But, if you want the walls of your home to become a statement piece, a simple paint color won’t make the cut. Wallpaper can personalize your home. But, if you need something more, incorporate textured interior paint and make your home the talk of the town.

Using Pre-Textured Paint

Textured paints are not limited to popcorn ceilings or the unusual wall patterns from the 80’s era. Today, textured paints offer a wide variety of options to homeowners. You can opt for smooth-textured paints that give a subtle charm to the walls. Alternatively, gritty textures are also available to give a personality to your home.

If you are tired of the usual satin, eggshell and flat finishes, opt for textured paints and elevate the look of your home. You can buy them from local home improvement stores of your area. Usually, a gallon of branded textured paint is available for $30-$40. The price may change depending on your choice and availability of the paint color. Even spray paint cans are available in different color options and textures.

Adding Additives to Standard Paint

If you do not want to commit to a textured paint, you can opt for additives and add drama to the walls of your home. You can mix additives to the usual paint cans and create textures according to your liking. A 6 oz. paint additive mix is sufficient for a gallon of paint. You can use the additive for giving textures to a wide range of surfaces including wood, brick, drywall, plaster and concrete. It usually costs around $5 per packet.

If you are interested in additives, you will find several texture options such as sand, stone, popcorn, etc. to adorn the walls and ceilings of your home.

Faux-Finishing

Faux-finishing helps you add texture to the walls by using different objects other than the traditional paint brush. You need to apply a base coat and then use different decorative painting techniques to incorporate textures and layers.

Sponging is the most common finishing technique that is used to create layers on the wall. Many homeowners replace the sponge with a rag to change the end-result. Other common items used for adding texture include potter’s rib, corrugated cardboard, graining tools, etc. Many home improvement stores sell faux finishing applicators such as sponge rollers and brushes in different sizes and shapes. They are not expensive and can be obtained under $10.

Textured Painting: The Sky’s the Limit!

No matter which texture or faux-finish technique you to decide to incorporate in your home, it will be one-of-a-kind. Your home will not be like any other house on the block. It will be different and unique. So, if you are tired of the usual walls, choose textured painting. It is a fast process that enables you to hide imperfections on the walls. So, go ahead. Color you home the way you love!

by Christine Delongte
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