When it comes to painting walls, most people tend to assume the only ways they can be creative with their options is through their choice of colour as well as their finish. The reality is there are numerous techniques that could make the paint on your walls appear more decorative. Not only will this enhance the appeal of your walls but it will also make the different rooms in your home or office have their own character.
Granted, some methods may be too tricky to accomplish as a DIY newbie but regular practice can help you perfect your technique. Below are some of the different tools that you can use to create decorative paint patterns on your walls.
Conventional artist brushes
Brushes for wall painting tend to be wide in an attempt to make it easier for you to cover a wide area in a short amount of time. However, this does not give you much leeway in creating decorative patterns with your brush. If you would like to paint some shapes, images, patterns and more on your walls, invest in a few regular artist's brushes. These brushes are also great for ensuring corners, edges and the area around your fixtures get painted neatly.
Most households will have synthetic sponges for the sole purpose of cleaning. What some people do not realise is that they are also a great tool for creating unique designs when painting your walls. The pores in the sponges make them great for absorbing paint without making a huge mess. You can then press the sponges on your walls to create patterns such as faux brick or to simply add some textural interest to your walls. Purchase cheap sponges that you can throw away since chances are you will not be able to use them for multiple paint colours.
Chamois is a fabric made from goat fibres. This fabric is not excessively absorbent so it will not soak up as much paint as normal rags. In addition to this, the fibres create a mottled surface on the rag, which translates into a textured design on your walls. It should be noted that chamois tends to be pricier than traditional fabrics. Therefore, you may want to consider investing in chamois and having it fitted onto a paint roller. This gives you the chance to reuse the chamois for various paint jobs as long as it stays in good condition.