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Wall Painting Ideas

Wall
Power

Create a statement in a bedroom or office with a painted accent wall. Abstract graphic shapes or a softer ombré effect will bring an eclectic feel to the look of your room.

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Geometric effect

For best results, wipe down the wall you’re going to paint with a microfibre cloth before you start. Use a good-quality painter’s masking tape to prevent colours from bleeding into each other.

You’ll need:
• Pencil
• Paintbrush
• Long ruler
• Painter’s masking tape
• 3 different paint colours

How to paint a geometric effect wall

Your step-by-step guide

Step 1

Start by drawing your geometric design on the wall with a pencil and ruler and apply masking tape.

Step 2

Select your first colour and paint in the masked areas, taking care around the edges.

Step 3

Wait for the first colour to dry before starting with your second. Apply masking tape to the selected areas and paint them in.

Step 4

Finally finish with your third colour and repeat step 3.

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Ombré effect

The key to creating an ombré effect is to work while the paint is wet. When blending, hold the dry brush at a 45 degree angle and blend upwards using fast brush strokes.

You’ll need:
• 3 paintbrushes
• Rollers
• Paint trays
• Painter’s masking tape
• 3 different paint shades of the same colour

How to paint an ombré effect wall

Your step-by-step guide

Step 1

Mask around the edges of the wall and start by painting your entire wall in the lightest shade colour. Measure three equal sections on the wall and mark lightly in pencil.

Step 2

Paint the middle section with your second-lightest colour, leaving a 6 inch section for blending. Select your darkest shade and paint the bottom section, leaving a 6 inch section for blending.

Step 3

Mix your lightest colour and second lightest colour together to create a new shade and paint in the 6 inch gap between your sections, blending with a dry brush at an angle.

Step 4

Repeat with your second-lightest and darkest colour and paint the 6 inch gap at the bottom of the wall, blending using a dry brush at an angle.

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