Posts Tagged ‘interior painting’

How to Add Texture to an Interior Wall

Add Texture to an Interior Wall

Add Texture to an Interior Wall

You might think that adding texture to an interior wall involves a lot of hard work, meaning covering your whole wall in brick or tile or anything that isn’t so painfully smooth. However, there’s no reason to take drastic measures; adding texture to a wall is completely feasible using just paint and a few other materials. Through this method, you can create popcorn, stone, suede, or sand textures. You can even get the look of painted plaster without having to purchase an ounce of plaster! This simple painting project can bring out a new level of character and individuality in your Winnipeg home’s interior; Adding texture to an interior wall can sometimes be a daunting task, we recommend contacting a Winnipeg interior painting contractor to help you with this job. If you are interested in doing the work yourself, you can read further for some tips and ideas.

Textured Paint Method 1: Building Texture into a Surface

Not nearly as daunting as it seems, one easy way to add texture to the interior of your Winnipeg home is to add a textured layer on top of your existing drywall. This method is best on walls that are relatively clean and have not been painted previously. You will need a material called joint compound, which is easily found in home improvement stores. Joint compound is used frequently in home construction to smooth out seams between two slabs of drywall. While it is usually used to give a wall a smoother appearance, it can be used in this case to create roughness and texture. After applying a layer of joint compound to the wall, you can stamp or etch designs and textures into the soft material. After the compound has dried, you can paint it your desired color just as you would paint regular drywall. However, you should take care to work quickly in a small area as joint compound cannot be manipulated once it is dry.

Textured Paint Method 2: Mixing Texture Additives

A simpler way to add texture to an interior wall can be to add texture pre-mix to your desired paint. For this, you will need acrylic paint or other interior use formula as well as the texture mix. These are powder-like additives that can be found in a home improvement or paint store. A Winnipeg painting contractor may also be able to supply this material if you are hiring a professional painting service. These mixes can create a variety of textures for your walls, including popcorn, sand, or stone. When you are ready to begin painting, you can gradually mix the texture additive into your paint. Be sure to use a container that is large enough to hold both the paint and the additive! Additionally, you should make sure to mix the additive in slowly to prevent clumping or an uneven spread. For safety reasons, you should wear a dust mask to prevent inhaling any additives. Some stores will even sell pre-mixed paint with texture already added. This is the quickest way to achieve your desired results.

Textured Paint Method 3: Faux Plaster Finish

Faux plaster can be a great look for your home, but you may need professional help to achieve consistency over a large area. There are two ways to create the plaster look. The first is to use a Milano tool (resembling a trowel) to spread a lighter version of your wall color in sweeping, curved strokes. Then, you can sweep the tool horizontally over the new paint, blending it into a plaster-like look. Another way is to add a smooth texturing agent, thickening the paint to a plaster-like consistency. Coating the wall in this thickened paint mixture will give the illusion of painted plaster.

Living Room Design Trends

Living Room Paint

Living Room Paint

Many families spend a lot of time in the living room making it one of the most important rooms in the house. It can be a relaxing space that is welcoming to visitors and guests as well as a place the family congregates to share, watch a movie or just relax. Along with these essential purposes, it also serves as a sort of focal point of the home. There are many different interior design schemes that vary according to each person’s decorating styles and taste. But there are also several trends in interior design that we tend to see a lot of no matter what type of setting or style of living room. Here are a few of the latest trends in living room interior design. Continue reading

Modern Interior Design Tips

 

Interior Painting

Interior Painting

Modern interior design has a very clean, minimalistic appearance. Some tend to assume that it is very easy design work because of the use of simple patterns. But it can be very difficult to find just the right balance in the use of functional elements to achieve the modern style. Interior design can sometimes be harder to implement. The trouble comes when we imagine a really good idea, and then try to make it actually happen. Once you get started you realize that there are lots of different aspects to interior design. There are a few tips that can help take some of the confusion out of the process. Continue reading

Bedroom Painting Tips

Bedroom painting tips

Elegant Bedroom

Your bedroom is your personal retreat, a haven in your own home. This is the one area of the house that you will see every single day. It’s the first thing you will see in the morning and the last thing you see at night before retiring. No matter what type of interior design is used, painting is going to be important. Interior painting can be one of the least expensive home remodeling projects, especially if you do it yourself.

What Color to Paint?

Perhaps the most important decision will be the color choice used in the bedroom. This can be tricky in this room since it serves dual purposes. It’s important that you create a place to relax, however you will also want something that will help you get moving in the mornings. Color schemes should be kind of mid stream as you do not want something that is too dark and oppressive. Remember when you are considering the interior design, that you can be creative. Give yourself some leeway; look at lots of colors without discarding any up front. Once you narrow it down to a few colors that will work well with the décor, get a few samples to see what works best with the available lighting. Relax and enjoy the process, the very worst that can happen would be if you didn’t like the color once you’ve finished. In that case you could simply repaint it. Continue reading

Bathroom Painting Tips

Bathroom Painting

Bathroom Painting

Perhaps the most difficult room in the house to choose paint for is the bathroom. This area of the house has its own unique challenges. One reason it is challenging is that the room is generally one of the smallest rooms which can eliminate some choices for interior painting. Larger bathrooms, it may not matter as much; but the paint color is definitely influenced by the size of the bathroom. Another consideration that must be made when painting or doing any bathroom remodeling at all, is that you want a color scheme that works well, but the paint must also provide adequate protection against the high moisture that will occur. Here are a few bathroom painting tips to help you work through the process. Continue reading