Fun Ways to Experiment With Paint

Tired of your old house paint? Would you like your house to look just a little bit better and a little less drab? Then try and get into the act of repainting it, and doing the repainting yourself. Sure, some peopel might come and question you (“You can’t even get the coupon codes on products right when you shop online, how on earth do you expect to get housepainting correctly?”). Well, you don’t have to listen to them at all.

Here are a few design tips for that excellent wall repainting job. After this, you won’t even recognize your own house (and yes, in a good way).

Designs For Painting Your Own House

First, try stenciling. If you want to create a repeated pattern, or even an entire mural, on your walls, but you don’t trust your freehand artistic abilities, let a stencil come to your rescue. With nearly endless patterns to choose from, you’re sure to find a design you love. Use a stencil to create a sophisticated design – perhaps some Moroccan trellis -- in the master bedroom, or have fun stenciling a barnyard scene or other flight of fancy in a child’s bedroom.

Second, you can try the harlequin design. Harlequin is a diamond pattern that is easy to create with the right tools. It’s a fun pattern for a child’s bedroom or a nursery, but if you use colors with only slight contrast, it can be a surprisingly sophisticated look in the master bedroom. To create the harlequin pattern, you’ll need to measure and apply painter's tape in diagonal strips across your wall. Paint over the entire wall, and then remove the tape once the paint is dry.

Third, you can also try the checkerboard design or technique. Less whimsical than harlequin, a checkerboard pattern work well in a contemporary or industrial-influenced bedroom. It’s not a difficult technique, but for the best results, you need to measure carefully. Use painter’s tape to create the checkerboard pattern, paint over the tape, and then remove once the paint is dry. Choose high-contrast colors for drama or subtle hues if you want a more sophisticated vibe.