The Ultimate Guide To Painting
A Feature Wall
From bright purple and green to subtler greige and neutral colour schemes, feature walls are a brilliant way of adding a pop of colour and excitement into your home.
A top tip for painting feature walls is to emphasise and divide certain areas of your home using a lick of paint. For example, if you have an open-plan space, you can divide two different rooms with the use of a feature wall.
Take a look below for our ultimate guide on painting a feature wall.
1. The Right Tools
Making sure that you have the right tools for the job is crucial to ensuring that your finished feature wall is smooth and professional-looking.
What you’ll need:
One of the most important aspects of painting a feature wall is preparation. If you prep your area and make sure everything is ready for painting, you will save yourself a lot of time and effort.
Make sure to move furniture out of the way and use a dust sheet on the floor to prevent any unruly paint splatters from damaging your flooring.
4. Use Tape
Using tape is a vital aspect of getting those perfect lines on your wall. If you have any areas where paint splatters are unwelcome, make sure to use a low tac decorator's tape to cover them.
6. Roller The Paint
Using your roller and your tray, make sure that your roller sleeve is completely covered in the paint. However, make sure that your sleeve isn't too full as this can create an uneven paint surface. It is recommended to apply the paint to the wall in a 'V' motion in order to spread the paint evenly across the surface.
Remember, the first layer doesn't have to have a perfectly smooth finish, multiple coats of paint will ensure this.
8. Second Coat
After your first coat has dried, apply your second coat of paint. This should be completed in the same way as the steps above (follow from step 6 to step 7).