When an interior painter paints the inside of the home they generally use one basic color that is applied using a roller or brush in a flat finish. If you want to add a different flair to your home there are other interior painting techniques that can be used. For example, a faux finishes produce looks of natural items like marble or stone.
These painted scenes cover an entire wall in the room. This type of interior painting technique is used in a child’s room. Sometimes they will cover all four walls in a child’s room featuring simple shapes done in bright colors. When an interior painter paints a mural in other rooms of the home, they limit them to one wall and are more sophisticated. One type of common mural is of nature scenes.
With these techniques, an interior painter will apply swirls of paint using a brush to create ocean waves, flowers, and other motifs. They can be used on the walls or in borders. Decorative painting can be applied to the backsplash tiles instead of the walls behind the stove or sink area.
• Stenciling-this is done by dabbing color using sponges or brushes inside a cutout shape. This will create a pattern when you remove the stencil. This method is used mainly in country-themed homes. The stencils are done in the middle or along the top of the wall as a border or even on stair risers. Stenciling does not need artistic skill to create the images. All you need to do is spread the color within the cutout shape on the stencil.
• Striping-this is filling in the color within the lines of a particular space. The interior painter will place heavy-duty masking tape in straight lines on the wall. The farther apart the tape is placed the wider the stripes will be. After the wall has been painted, the masking tape is removed, revealing clear stripes. If you want to put colors in you can put masking tape on both sides of the stripe and paint between the strips of masking tape. When you remove the strips of masking tape, you will have a colored stripe between the major colors of the wall.
• Sponging-this is a very simple technique to add decoration to your walls. All the interior painter has to do is dip a sponge in the paint and stamp it on the walls. To give the mottled results more depth different shades of the same color in dark, light, and medium tones. When doing this painting technique you should use a type of porous or natural sponge so you get a strong texture.
Use these techniques to add your personal touch to the room.