Paint It Like A Pro: Check Out These Different Wall Painting Techniques

Paint It Like A Pro: Check Out These Different Wall Painting Techniques

Transform your walls with these fabulous yet easy painting techniques and tips

Unique wall décor isn’t the only way to put the x-factor on the walls of your dream home. A fabulous paint job can imbue some much-needed spunk on a wall! There many great creative painting techniques to transform your home in a jiffy and infuse it with a vibe that gels with your personality and aesthetic sensibility. Create your own unique painted accent wall to mirror your character – whether its classy and sophisticated, bright and fun or muted and Zen-like.


Stripes never go out of fashion and are both classic and elegant. Bold and contrasting stripes can lend oomph to a room while neutral muted colours can provide a quieter texture and visual appeal. Whether you go for hues from the same colour family or contrasting ones, make sure that you mark out the stripes, whether horizontal or vertical, beforehand.

Sponge Painting Technique

Sponging or sponge painting is a creative painting technique where you use a sponge paint roller or an ordinary sponge. You simply need to dab paint on the wall to create a dynamic texture. You can use similar shades or contrasting colours depending on the look you are going for. There are no mistakes when it comes to art!

Colour Wash

Colour washing is a beautiful technique to amp up your interior walls. It gives an interesting depth to the wall by using dissimilar colours in the base coat and glaze. The colour wash painting technique can bring a soft texture and time-weathered charm to the wall and if you are a novice, it’s one of the easiest styles to try your hand at.

Rag Rolling

In this DIY wall painting technique, a twisted or bunched up rag is rolled over a wet painted wall or pulled off at random to create a unique mottled effect. It lends a subtle texture and depth to the wall and depending on the colours used, it can create a bold or muted visual treat.

Wall Stencilling

Now this is something just about anyone can do. Stencilling on walls is the simplest way to achieve the gorgeous look of wall paper without breaking the bank or your back! Stencil wall art will give an instant makeover to your wall or can even be used to cover up scratch marks.

Strie Painting Technique

Strie is a simple faux painting technique also known as ‘dragging’. It involves pulling a brush through a coloured glaze that has been applied over a different coloured base coat. It gives the luxurious high-end look of a linen or fabric wall covering at the reasonable cost of paint. Long vertical or horizontal strokes should be maintained to achieve this beautiful effect.

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