It’s huge, it’s scary, and almost every home has it! No, we are not talking about the mountain of clutter that you have promised to take care of over the weekend. We are talking about the big and mighty blank walls in your home! One of the easiest ways to spruce up a blank wall is with paint. And, since summer is here, what better way to do it than painting it in sunset-inspired shades? In today’s blog, we will be discussing a step-by-step plan to DIY a sunset-inspired wall treatment.
Thing You Require:
Latex paint in five similar yet distinguishable colors
Newspapers or drop cloths (to protect your floor from paint splatters)
A Ladder or a step stool
A Paint tray or a disposable bowl
Painter’s masking tape
An Oval-shaped Brush
Pick Your Colors
Pick five paint shades that are similar enough to be mixed together, yet have enough definition to differentiate them. You can also add a 6th shade for added pop of color. We have drawn inspiration from a photograph of a sunset to paint the wall.
Now, divide the wall into five or six parts (depending on how many shades you use). While dividing the wall, ensure that the lowest division of the wall covers one-fourth to one-third of the wall. The other divisions of the wall need to be about 12 inches tall. If needed, you can modify the division as desired; also, you can also change the height of each division while blending the paint on the wall, to give it a more organic appeal.
Preparation Before Painting
Before you get started with painting the wall, remove all the furniture pieces from that area. In case you cannot move a piece, ensure that you cover it with plastic or an old bed sheet. Now, tape off the window trims and baseboards with masking tape. Lay drop cloths or newspapers to cover the floor and keep the ladder or step stool handy. Don’t forget to make a note of which color you want to use in which division of the wall. If you are new to painting, ensure that you pour the paints into disposable bowls.
Now get started by painting the lower one-fourth of the wall with the darkest color. While the paint is still wet, use the brush to plume out the top, and then move on to the next division of the wall. Remember not to dampen the bristles of the oval brush, you need the paint to stay thick so it doesn’t dribble.
Once you finish painting the lower-most division of the wall, wipe off the excess paint and dip the brush into the next paint color. Make long and sweeping strokes to paint the wall. Repeat the process to finish the wall.
Take A Step Back & Adore!
Once done, take a step back and admire the warm sunset view!