Wall Paint Ideas
Painting other areas
When painting details in contrasting colours, such as here on the wooden panelling and moulding, precision is essential. Use Iow-tack masking tape to define the areas to be painted. When painting on wood, first apply a primer and then an undercoat to ensure that a smooth, problem-free finish is achieved.
1 When painting details in contrasting colours, precision is essential. Use tape to mark off the areas to be painted.
2 Use a 2.5-5cm brush (1-2in) to paint radiators. Work quickly, applying the paint in a thin coat.
3 When painting pipes, use a piece of cardboard to prevent flicking paint onto the wall or skirting.
Paint effects guide
Oil glazes are a simple way to give walls a sophisticated sheen, however it is worth bearing in mind when you are deciding on what colour and how much to tint the glaze that the colour will become noticeable quite quickly once on the walls. Here, a preliminary coat of pale yellow eggshell has been given greater depth and texture with a grey-tinted glaze.
Before embarking on painting a whole wall with a special technique, try out your chosen effect, either on a piece of board or on an inconspicuous corner of the wall. This will give you a chance to perfect the fmish you require, and an opportunity to see how the colours work together. Cover your practice area with a coat of paint, allow to dry and only then start work on the rest of the wall.