411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

6 Home Repairs to Leave to an Expert

Being able to repair things around your home is a point of pride. When you can take something that is not working, or doesn’t look great and...

on Jan 27, 2021

6 High Value Renovations to Increase Fix and Flip ROI

So you have analyzed the market, purchased a property and now you are ready to renovate? After purchasing an undervalued home for a fix and flip,...

on Jan 26, 2021

7 Top Home Decor Trends for 2021

A lot of us have spent most of 2020 sheltering in place. We have transformed our living rooms into multifunctional spaces that are all about...

on Jan 25, 2021

7 Tips to Increase The Value of Your Property

If you are considering renovating or selling your property, it should be able to add value to space. Several projects that are aimed at increasing...

on Jan 25, 2021

When to Replace Your Heater

Consider the number of damages the heating unit has so that you will know right away if you will need to buy a new one or not. You better replace...

on Jan 16, 2021

Paint Finish Formulations for Subtle Wall Effects

by Guest on Mar 26, 2010

Painting walls is the easiest way to change the look and feel of a room. Sometimes, though, flat paint is too bland for the look of the room, but bold effects are too much. That is when subtle wall effects come into play. There are a variety of subtle wall effects that can be created from paint finish formulations.

Rag Painting

Rag painting finishes are an easy way to add subtle color and depth to the walls of a room. To create a rag faux finish you will need two coordinating colors of paint and at least four rags. Paint the walls in the lighter shade of paint first, making sure that the coat is even and completely dry. Then, using a rag, apply the second, darker coat of paint to the walls by pressing it onto the wall surface. Use another rag and blot some of the darker paint off the wall. This creates a rag blotting effect that adds texture to the room's walls. Be sure that there is some of the lighter color peeking through after the topcoat has been blotted off for the best effect.

Color Washing

Another easy, subtle paint wall effect is to create a color wash. Color washes are achieved with the use of a special glaze that dilutes the darker paint color. As with the rag painting technique, the first step is to paint the walls the lighter shade. After it has completed dried, apply the diluted color wash color to the walls with a brush. It should be applied in a sweeping, criss-cross pattern that adds movement and flow to the room's walls. For an even more subtle effect, use a top color that is just slightly darker than the base coat. It will still have a hint of movement, but there will be no clear delineation between the dark and light coats of paint. Paint stores and home improvement stores with paint departments both carry all the paint color wash formulations necessary to achieve the desired look.

Fresco

Creating a fresco style wall is quite simple. It is a much used technique, because of its simplicity and almost instant beauty. The key to achieving a fresco style wall is to use a special fresco water wash glaze. It dilutes the color and makes it easy to apply. Applying the color is much easier than using a brush, as it is simply rubbed on with a cloth or rag. Since the paint is diluted, the effect is subtle and soft. It appears more like a watercolor than a well thought out faux finish plan.

No matter what type of paint formulation is chosen for a subtle wall effect, the important thing to remember is that a little bit of paint goes a long way to creating a soft, gentle look. The more subtle the colors are, the more subtle the paint finish will be. Take the time to experiment with the look on a piece of board or a leftover piece of drywall before attempting it on the walls of the room being repainted. It will save time and frustration if the first attempts are not to your liking. With a little time and effort, the room will have a brand new, subtle wall look.

Painting walls is the easiest way to change the look and feel of a room. Sometimes, though, flat paint is too bland for the look of the room, but bold effects are too much. That is when subtle wall effects come into play. There are a variety of subtle wall effects that can be created from pain finish formulations. In the kitchen, it is very important to hire if you need professional painting contractor help as these are common areas that everyone sees.  

Author

Guest

Guest

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Securing Your Home Following a Break-In

You may wonder what could be worse than someone breaking into your home. It is common to feel violated when an intruder has breached your...

Safety / Security

How to Change the Exterior of Your House

There are a lot of things you need to bear in your mind when thinking about your house reconstruction. As a result, there are a lot of various...

Garden / Landscaping / Patio

Try These 4 Ideas if You Want to Improve Your Condo

Living in a condo isn't like living in a home. You typically have less space to work with, and you are restricted by the landlord as to what you...

Real Estate / Finance

How to Open a Locked Bathroom Door from Outside

So you've found yourself locked out of the bathroom, unsure of how to proceed. Luckily, you've likely got all the tools you need to be out of this...

Doors / Garages

Taking Care of Brussel Sprouts

Growing Brussels sprouts will be much easier if you take care of the plants properly. With proper tending and maintenance, the sprouts will grow...

Garden / Landscaping / Patio

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2021