Painting a wall that is often referred to as a mural, If some time ago the mural only adorned the exterior of a house, now the mural has been widely applied to the interior. Besides adding the aesthetic value of a room, murals can also create a certain impression.
Indeed painting a wall with paint is fairly easy and difficult. Easy, of course, for those who already have a hobby of painting. So that the brush that he usually carved in the canvas or paper only has to be replaced with wall media.
But for those who do not have hobbies and painting talent, of course making a mural cannot be said to be easy. Therefore, this post will describe how to paint a wall with paint. With these tips, I hope you don’t need to hire a wall painter. Thus you do not need to incur additional costs.
Ensure Clean Walls
Before you paint a wall with paint, make sure the wall to be painted is completely clean of dust or other dirt that will disturb the appearance of your mural. Thus, the paint you use can display its color perfectly with a balance that suits you.
Once you are sure of the cleanliness of the wall, you should paint the wall with this paint with the basic color. The aim is to strengthen the stickiness of the next paint. You can use basic colors of paint, white or other neutral colors. But it is recommended that you use a white base.
This white base color will give you an advantage when you sweep the next colors. The advantages include an efficient and smooth impression on the next colors.
Make Image Designs
The way to paint the wall with the next paint is to make a wall painting design. For that, you can use two strategies. The first one you design an image on drawing paper or on plastic that you can then highlight with a light on the wall. Secondly, if you are sure, you can make a wall painting design or pattern directly on the wall.
You can use several tools and equipment to make a wall painting with this paint. Some tools that you can use include brooms, masking tape, using sponges, cloths, and even cloth. Of course the tool you are using is a tool that matches the image you will create on the wall.
Use the Correct Wall Painting Technique
There are many techniques that you can apply when you want to paint a wall. Some of these techniques include sponging techniques, stippling techniques, stencil techniques, antiquing and glazing techniques. And here is an explanation of the techniques of making wall paintings with the paint.
You can do this technique by sponging or rubbing the sponge you have dipped in the paint. This technique is very suitable for creating textured colors, such as clouds or leaves. You can sweep the sponge over another color so that the color becomes deeper.
The steps to paint a wall using this sponging technique are, first, you dip the sponge into the water then squeeze it to reduce the water that seeps into the sponge. Second, dip the sponge into the paint. If you are concerned that your paint is too thick, you can thin the paint stain on the sponge with a paper cloth.
After that, you can immediately wipe or rub the sponge in the area that you have specified. Your creativity and imagination can help create beautiful and unique frescoes. Because this technique will give a very artistic texture. In addition, by applying this technique you can easily and quickly fill a large area with paint.
One way to paint a picture of a wall with paint is to use a stippling technique. This technique also includes those often used by wall painters. This technique is used to create detailed colors without worrying about a smooth color mixture.
You can do the following steps to paint a wall picture with a stippling technique. First, you can brush underpainting with a certain color (as you want) in the area you want to paint. After the paint has dried, paint with a thin and soft layer on top. You can choose the next color with a darker color.
Next, when the paint is still wet, apply wet paint with a dry stippling brush with a new color around the layer until the new layer is all spiked by the stippling brush. Do it repeatedly in the area you want.
Unlike the previous technique, this technique is quite easy because the stencil is a technique of making paintings on the wall with prints. Even molds from this technique can be purchased and you can choose a variety of motifs to your liking, ranging from motifs of animals, trees, leaves, and planets or other motifs.
Care is needed in using this technique, so the wall does not look dirty from the remnants of paint. The way to paint a wall with this paint is to use tape to follow the stencil pattern on the wall. All of your hands play an important role. One hand holds the stencil while the other holds the paint.
This technique is used to create wall paintings that look old. For antique walls, mix the desired color with glass acrylic media with a ratio of 4 to 5 glaze for 1 part of paint. Then brush the mixture onto the wall quickly. When the paint is still wet brush a clean cloth (eg thin cotton) over the paint to spread the color around it. Use darker colors at the corners and edges of the walls to create certain effects.
This technique is used to add dimensions and shading to the mural. You can mix acrylic paint with acrylic gold glazing liquid media so that there are sharp, thin and transparent effects on your wall painting.
Finishing the Wall Painting you made
After you finish painting the wall with paint, the next step is finishing. In this final step, you can coat your painting with doff type varnish so that the painting is not dazzling if it is exposed to light at night.
Those are some ways to paint on the wall with paint and the technique. Please choose which technique you will use. Rest assured the success of making wall paintings with your own hands will give you pride and satisfaction.