Which are the 2 easiest painting techniques?
The general philosophy of the painting techniques of any kind and on any wall is only the creation on its surface of indefinite, asymmetrical, or specific designs-representations with the use of color, or in certain styles- painting techniques and some additional materials.
The most common painting techniques in the exterior are mainly based on the use of two shades, one of which is darker – intense color and which, depending on the type of each technique, either “mixed” give a total of a third similar color effect or are distinguished by intact on the wall.
The wall is initially painted in one of the two colors with the classic process (roller – brush) and then with the 2nd shade, you create the design of the style you have chosen with the help of the tools that each painting technique requires. In most paint shops and decoration magazines you will find various proposals of many designs, to see imprinted, at least on the “paper“, for each style.
However, it is more useful and safe to see “in real” the painting techniques you want to apply in another house or an exhibition at least. They are not all equally intense, which is why some are suitable for small and others for larger surfaces. Some are more suitable for walls with a small width, others for walls with a disproportionate height, etc.
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General decorative painting rule
Whether there are rules or not, the painting techniques and choices are mainly a matter of taste. Whatever painting style you choose, if you apply it to all the walls of a room you will not be able to highlight either the space or the effort. On one or two adjacent walls, on small walls, or only in selected areas, the overall painting result will be more beautiful.
The visual impression to make a rudimentary comparison, especially in bold designs and shades, is similar to a room applied entirely in the same wallpaper, concerning a space that has only selectively used wall cladding. For example behind the fireplace, the area that hosts the table or the office of an open plan living room, the wall that rests on the back of the bed in a bedroom, etc.
Clearly, the eye distinguishes more easily and immediately these special painting techniques while at the same time the whole space is not decoratively “overloaded“.
1. Painting with a roller
One of the simplest painting techniques, ideally for amateurs and the most harmless in terms of the “unpredictability” of the result is the roller painting technique. Besides, everything you need for the interior painting of a wall in any shade is a roller.
There are also other simple painting techniques like sponge, rubber, or leather that come in many different sizes and designs. But be prepared that the cost of rollers for special designs, not those that just paint the walls, are larger in size.
When painting, initially you paint the wall with a simple roller, in whatever color you have chosen, and as many times you want, to have a uniform painting result. After the wall is completely dry, you apply the other color with the painting techniques you have chosen and draw vertical, horizontal, or diagonal elements, depending on what the design of the roller you have chosen requires.
The latest “painting technology” achievement is the special three-dimensional double painting rollers, which with simple paint without the use of gel, glaze or other additional material, “paint” intricate designs on your walls, with exceptional detail, giving them a shape as if they were lined with wallpaper.
The main feature and convenience for these various painting techniques is the controlled amount of paint they use to capture the designs, since you do not dip the whole roller in the color.
Rollers are quite stingy in price but not so much as to make them prohibitive, in proportion to their particularly impressive result, while apart from walls can be used on any kind of surface, even fabric, with the use of course of the corresponding suitable colors.
2. Painting with a sponge
A sponge is probably the most common painting technique though not the easiest, as most believe. One of its difficulties is the correct choice of color, since it does not “work” the same in all colors. Also, in order to be truly successful, it requires great attention to detail so as to produce the right shades.
In relation to other painting techniques and especially if not intense colors are used, the result will be messy and not the desired one. Here, as you understand, besides the necessary basic painting tools, you will also need a natural sponge and a bucket of water.
First, paint the wall with the classic painting procedure in the lightest color and let it dry. Then wet the sponge, squeeze it very well and dip it in the 2nd color, squeeze it again well and pass it with tampon movements or circular direction on the wall.
Every time you use this sponge it should have fresh color, small amount of paint and be very well squeezed, otherwise the 2nd color will almost completely overlap the original shade of the wall and the pattern will eventually be destroyed.
The more successfully you manage to “draw” harmoniously and naturally, the shapes created by the sponge in the general background of the first shade you painted the wall, the better the result will be and this is exactly the difficulty in the success of this painting technique.
We have all seen walls that “claim” to have been painted with this painting technique, but in reality, they give us an image of vague and “awkwardly” designed circles of one shade on top of another. In its professional applications, however, the movement erased by the sponge on the wall is difficult to distinguish and the colors “in their joints” have been mixed in such a way that, despite the difference in points of the wall in dark-light, the painting result looks uniform.
Painting techniques from Gikas painting experts
Many times, depending on the quality of the paint, the colors when they dry on the wall are quite different from what you see initially on the package or on the color palette. Gikas Painting Experts provide professional painting techniques on any wall for the interior and the exterior of your house. The most important painting technique is to let the color dry completely before applying any new shades on it.