Popular Decorative Wall Painting Techniques

decorative wall painting techniques

If you are wondering how to go about selecting decorative wall painting techniques for your home, you can do a bit of research on the internet. There is a world of ideas to choose from and by doing a bit of research, you are sure to find a great decorative wall painting technique that suits you. Here’s a look at some of the different techniques. All these have their own particular features but all will create an attractive and dramatic effect.

Checkered Wall Trim

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This involves dividing the wall into two sections and using a contrasting colour between them. For example, you could use a dark blue in the centre with lighter blues in each half. Then you would use a pattern of darker blue to border the lighter blue. You could then run a bordered border across the bottom half of the walls. This offers a unique way of using colour and a different pattern.

Dry-Erase Wall

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Another one of the decorative wall painting techniques is to use dry erase paint. This is a technique which means that you just erase the paint from one wall onto another wall without having to rub or brush the paint. It gives a sleek, clean finish and is a quick way to get rid of a messy wall without having to replace it.

Light Blue and Green Wall Trim

Light blue and green are known as harmonics and are using to represent peace, tranquility and the essence of nature. To create this trim, you would simply paint one wall a light blue and the other a deep green. Then you would use landscape bricks to border the two colours. You could then add trim designs or other items such as birds or flowers to complete the look. This is a very pretty idea that creates a fantastic effect.

Moving Wall and Moving Floor

Moving walls can be done in a variety of ways. You could use dry erase paint to create moving patterns that repeat across the whole wall. It is also possible to use stencils to apply patterns onto the wall and then use tape to stick the patterns to the wall.

Dry Mounted Wall and Fence Painting

Dry mounted wall is another technique that is becoming more popular in modern interior design. In dry mount painting techniques, the surface of the wall is first coated with a layer of primer paint before any other paint is applied. Then a top coat of paint is brushed over the primer and any wiring, ventilation grills or electrical outlets are then added. The surface is then left to dry overnight. The following day you can apply any additional paint. Most homeowners like dry mounted wall because it is easier to clean, takes less time and is a more durable option.

Wall to Wall Painting

When using wall to wall painting techniques, the actual walls are never painted. Instead, small sections of the wall are painted so that when they are removed, the entire wall is left intact. There are two main benefits to this technique. One, the entire wall will be left intact and you will have no unsightly seam lines, and two, the wall is completely flat so you do not have to add any molding. Some downsides to this technique include having to access the wall sections in order to remove them and painting only what is needed.


Another technique that has been very popular over the years is wallpapering. Wallpapering involves attaching wallpaper to the wall surface with special tools that will be fitted to your wall surface. Special paper is used in these techniques to have a texture and look that will enhance your wall, not hide it. There are a variety of textures and colors available in wallpapering so you can match your wall to the style of the room.

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