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Interesting decorative techniques for your walls

October 5, 2019

Have you noticed how one lime can refresh an apartment beyond recognition? It is an ideal solution for changing the interior and bringing the novelty into the living space. In addition to the simple but effective change in the colour of the walls, there are special wall decorating techniques that bring freshness to space. The most effective of these techniques are the techniques of desert dunes and sea waves. The choice of colours in both techniques is varied and you are given a wide choice of combinations, and both decorative techniques can perfectly fit into any style of home, furniture, and details arranged in it.

How to achieve the effect of desert dunes?


If you feel that there is no need to hire a professional, with these expert tips you will be able to achieve this effect yourself at home.

The first thing you will need for this endeavour is a primer that coats the wall and prepares the wall for the final paint. The final colour and primer should be in a similar shade. Dilute with a maximum of 10 per cent water and stir well to bring the mass together and apply with a brush or roller, like any other colour. If there is unevenness in the first primer layer, apply a second coat after about 5 hours, when the first coat has dried.

When applying the final paint, you must apply it in the same strokes and direction as the primer, diagonally to give the true appearance of desert dunes. After approximately 2 square meters of the applied material, a dry brush is applied to pass over the applied paint which is not yet completely dried, also in the same strokes and in the same direction in which the first coat of paint is applied.

The most common colours used for this decorative technique are usually colours that are customizable for any room and furniture - gold, silver, bronze and neutral base, and it is possible to tone some different shades for those who want bold combinations.

How do you bring the waves of the sea to your wall?


This decorative technique differs from the previous one in that it has two colours applied to the wall at the same time. To do this, use a brush that has two attachments that are dipped in two containers with different colours.

Tap colours with a brush on the wall in all directions. In this type of wall decoration technique, as in the previous one, a dry brush is used after the painted 1.5 to 2 m wall surface for further processing. It passes over the applied paint which is not completely dried, thereby moving the crystalline particles. This way, irregular lines are formed that resemble the tops of the waves and thus the final effect of the sea wave technique is achieved.

In this technique, a primer diluted with a maximum of 10% water is first applied. The substrate is made in black with two coatings needed to ensure a good surface without unevenness.

Each liming is a good opportunity to re-arrange the furniture and decoration, and for an even different look, you could consider the possibilities offered by different lighting, especially if combined with the two wall decoration techniques mentioned. We have a few more tips that are much simpler than these two techniques to apply on your own.

Sponging

Sponging is another wall painting technique: it involves using a sponge paint roller or a literal sponge to add dynamic texture and interesting patterns. It is very easy to perform and does not require any specific painting skills or expertise, so it is a great chance to organize family gatherings, involve all family members and have fun while decorating the room.

Rag rolling

Rag rolling is exactly what it sounds like - it's a painting technique that involves rolling rags up and down walls damp with paint to add texture and depth. What is particularly nice about this idea is that it is subtle enough to be applied to any interior without disrupting the overall concept.

Strié

Strié, the French word for stretch marks, refers to a staining technique that creates horizontal or vertical lines such as those on canvas. This way you can add warmth and texture and a welcoming atmosphere to the space that will fit perfectly with any sensibility.

Colour wash

Another technique that is easy to apply at home is colour washing is a beautiful colour technique that adds depth and mystique to space. You will start by coating the walls with the satin base paint, then coating with a nice glaze with a large brush. Whether you choose to paint a wall washed in colour or more neutral, your room will be significantly different from anything seen so far.

Metallic

Is there a better way to express your strong personality than using metallic paint in every segment of life? The beauty of this room wall idea is that there are innumerable ways to apply it. You can paint the whole room with metallic shades to create a stylish look, or you can apply metallic accents for a more layered look, the choice is just yours.

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