Faux or textured painting is one of the easiest things you can do if you’ve ever wanted to give a room in your home a fresh and new look. Adding a textured look to your walls will definitely add a dimension of creativity and sophistication to any room. Whatever you want to achieve, there are different faux painting techniques that you can try for this project. Some of these you can do on your own, though some might need to be done by a professional painting contractor. Since we’ve already given you an idea of how textured painting will liven up your walls, here are some more ways you can use it for decorating your home.
Paint a concrete finish
The good thing about textured painting is that it can help you achieve the look and feel you’ve always wanted for your space by using only paint and some tools. Doing a concrete faux finish by using white, grey and black paints as well as glaze and a plaster blade will allow you to create a contemporary yet soft look that’s easy on the eyes in spite of the colours. The slightly distressed look of this finish will add an interesting visual texture to any space and give it a fresh and modern look at the same time.
Go for a wood grain finish
Wood graining is probably one of the most popular textured painting finishes, and with good reason. If you want a wall or a piece of furniture to be painted in a dark colour and have a striking look, this is something you should try. You will need to buy a wood graining tool which you will drag down the wet glazed wall. To add more texture, you can randomly rock the graining tool in some parts so that you can also achieve the normal course of graining in wood.
Similar to wood graining, combing is another textured painting technique where you will only need to work with the glaze instead of the base coat. You will only need to drag a combing tool or a special brush from the top to the bottom of your wall. You can do this from left to right as well. You can try doing this for rooms or walls that you want to paint in bright hues, just to give it a little more texture that will allow it to it stand out and shine even more.
Paint your ceiling with gorgeous finishes
Many homeowners forget that the ceiling is the fifth wall, so many miss out on the opportunity to add colour to a room by painting it. It also happens to be one of the best places to do faux finishes, so try to take note of it when repainting your home. You can easily transform your space by applying a textured painting technique when painting your ceiling. You can go for a Venetian plaster, sponging, or whatever fits the décor in your room.
Marbleize architectural details around your home
If you have existing columns, corbels, wainscoting, or trim that you would prefer to be marble instead of any other material, why not paint over them instead? Marbleizing is a textured painting technique that will help you create a polished marble look for these details. You can use a sponge to give them the appearance of being made out of natural stone. You can instantly add an old world feel to your home by using this technique. Those whirls and swirls in neutral colours will definitely give your space the European charm that you want for it.
Try denim painting
For a casual and appealing vibe to your interiors, you can try denim painting if you want an informal look. This textured painting technique is done by using a small brush to create small crisscross patterns horizontally and vertically on walls, similar to denim. This slight pattern is muted and not overwhelming and will suit any laidback home. You can achieve the look of your favourite denim jeans using this technique.
There are a lot of textured painting ideas for homeowners, and some will suit your home more than others. Whether you are going for a contemporary vibe or choosing a rustic feel, there will be a faux finish that’s perfect for you. Not only will you add character to your home, you will also create a space that will truly represent you and your family. Ask your painting contractor about your options, and learn about these techniques to see if you can do it yourself.