4 Techniques To Add Texture To Your Walls
One of the ways of giving your walls an interesting look is by adding texture to them. Two ways of doing so are: installing wallpaper or painting the walls. If you don’t want the cheap wallpaper look on your walls, you should consider painting it. To help you out here are the techniques recommended by professional painters on how to give your walls texture using paint.
Sponging gives your walls a uniform texture. The cool thing with the technique is that you can give any look that you want. If looking to give your walls an in-depth look, use a lighter color on top of a darker one. When looking to give a more definitive statement you should consider painting a darker color on top of a lighter one. House painting contractors recommend that you use two different tones of the same color family when looking to create a subtle effect.
This is a texture addition technique that involves stabbing the walls using a paintbrush. In the stabbing process, you remove paint onto the base coat. The end results are subtle vertical lines on your walls with great to look at transitions. If you have the skills you should go ahead and do the work yourself but if you aren’t experienced you should hire a professional to help you out.
This texture adding technique is similar to sponging but you use a rag instead of a sponge. According to painting contractors, this technique creates more focal points than when using a sponge. Just like when using the sponge, the advantage of this technique is that you can remove the unwanted texture before the paint dries.
Stamping simply involves picking a few of your preferred designs and stamping or stenciling them on your painted wall. This technique gives you the freedom of choosing any design that you want. Since you won’t be using wallpaper, you don’t have to worry about the cost of getting your walls upholstered whenever you want to change the look. To create an interesting look use stamps of different shapes and colors.
As you have seen there are many ways in which you can add texture to your walls. To have an easy time and give your walls the exact texture that you want, you should work with reputable interior house painters. The painters should be experienced in texture additions. They also should be certified to work in your area.
Painting tips to give your house a professional look
It’s always recommended that you hire house painting contractors to help you with the painting job but if you don’t have the money to hire them you shouldn’t worry as you can give your house a good painting by following these tips:
Watch the pressure that you use painting the house
By now you know that rollers are the best devices to use in painting your house. In addition to making the painting work easy and fast, they also give professional results. When using the rollers avoid using too much pressure in order to avoid leaving roller marks on your walls. According to painting experts, you should use just small amounts of paints and apply even pressure on your rollers and you will have perfect results. Remember to vary the roller direction when painting. You shouldn’t just go up and down.
Always invest in high-quality paint
I have mentioned before on this blog that the quality of paint that you use is of great importance. While high-quality paint will cost you more to purchase, it will reduce the number of times that you will apply it. High-quality paint is also less likely to chip or fade resulting in a longer-lasting, better-looking finish.
First, trim the surface, then apply roller later
When you are preparing the painting area, professional painters recommend that you first use the brushes to paint around and up to the trim borders after which you should use the roller thus removing the unsightly brush strokes. The end result is you have a clean, professional finish.
Be cautious of the amount of paint that you use when stenciling
When stenciling or attempting advanced any painting techniques, it’s always recommended that you be cautious of the amount of paint that you use. To avoid excess spills or paint drips, you should use just small amounts of paint. You should also ensure that you use the right materials for the job. If you are unsure of your skills, painting contractors recommend that you first work on a small area. If the results are great, progress to the other areas.
Always protect the areas that you don’t want to paint
Door frames, skirting boards, light fittings, and other areas that you don’t want to be painted should be covered using painters tape. The tape makes it easy for you to fix painting mistakes in the event you accidentally apply paint on the unwanted areas.