The good news is that you have plenty of special effects to choose from. Decorative painting can take many forms and colors, depending on your personal decorating style. For a few ideas of what you could do with paint, take a look at these options.
You can add a quick splash of color to your walls with some common household items. Using a sea sponge with a highly textured surface, you can create the effect of paint that has been gently dabbed on. Simply dip your sponge into the paint until the surface is lightly coated. Sponge onto the walls until the entire surface area is covered. You could even sponge on a glaze that sparkles to help an accent wall to catch the light. The amount of contrast you desire is completely up to you with this method.
For a less uniform texture than sponging, you could try ragging. Ball up a rag and dip it in the paint, applying it to the wall the same as you would with a sponge. You can change the texture by gripping the rag a different way each time. You might also consider rolling the rag up and down the wall, similar to a paint roller. This is known as “rag-rolling.” Either way, you’re guaranteed to find a completely unique texture. Similar to sponging, you can opt for a color pattern made up of high-contrast colors or allow them to be more similar. Contrasting colors will cause the texture to really pop.
You can make your walls shimmer with a touch of gold by using a glaze. Simply paint the walls in a flat color like yellow, copper, or gray. Then, apply a thin coat of glaze over top to make them appear as if they sparkle. Be sure to choose a glaze that has flecks of mica to give you the best finished look. This glaze gives you the impression of having liquid metal adorning your walls for a super posh appearance.
Apply the paint to a flat-edged metal putty knife before sweeping it across the wall in every direction. This haphazard look with lots of texture will make your wall appear aged and more refined, just like the buildings you might find in the heart of Italy. This is a simple way to spread new paint on the wall and to update your home without modernizing its appearance.
Whether you want to try something new or stick with the old favorites, Madani Group can deliver the high-quality exterior painting you need. Ask our professionals about any of these techniques today to see if they might be right for your next home project.