‘Tis the season to be jolly and to redecorate our homes just in time for Santa’s arrival. Well, hoping he’ll still come visit us this Christmas wearing his mask and face shield for safety. I’m guessing some of you already decorated your Christmas last September but if you feel like there’s still something missing, maybe it’s time to revamp the walls! The easiest way to glam up space is by repainting and Krafty Kriz is here to help us.
But before anything else, you must prepare the surface. This will improve the paint adhesion and will save you from future painting troubles. Click on the link below to know more about proper surface preparation. Make sure that you read through the articles first before you start the paint job.
For bare concrete:
For previously painted concrete:
Transform a Boring Wall with These Five Wall Painting Ideas You Can Do at Home
Here we go! Our local bubbly girl is here to teach us a thing or two about transforming boring walls into something magical (minus the magic wand) using the common things we can find at home. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend that’ll get you out of bed come rainy Saturday, then you’ve found the right post. Although you can start painting, wait until the rain stops before you pick up the brush or roller so that drying does not take too long. Here are five easy to follow wall painting tutorials that’ll definitely brighten up your space!
We have written a brief tutorial below but if you learn best through watching, you can click on the image of the painted walls and it will bring you to the video tutorial. Scroll through this list and have fun painting!
1. Faux Brick Wall
What you will need:
Have some extra sponge that you don’t use? You’re going to need that!
When you are done with the surface preparation and the wall is completely free of dust and moisture, you can start covering the areas you don’t want painted with manila paper or an old newspaper. Next, it’s time to prime! Cover your chosen wall with Boysen Permacoat Flat Latex White B-701 and then allow 2 hours of drying time. While you wait, you can proceed with the next step. Find out the size of your faux brick (meaning the sponge), get your measuring tape and pencil, and then mark down the placement of the brick on the wall following the measurement of the sponge. Note: follow the patterns of rows o usual bricks. Get your tape and start laying it down on top of the lines.
After two hours, you can start painting over the wall with Boysen Permacoat Latex Nuevo Terra B-7580. Again, let it dry for another two hours. Once dry, get your sponge and dip it into the Boysen Permacoat Flat Latex White which you used as primer earlier. Remember to use the soft side of the sponge. The trick here is to not get too much paint on the sponge as it will create bubbles and cause wall paint problems. Just dip it lightly and then dab it on your wall. Don’t worry about the imperfections as it will only make the effect more realistic. After covering the entire wall, let the paint dry for two more hours and then remove the tape.
If you followed the steps correctly, this is how your wall would look like:
2. Corrugated Textured Wall
What you will need:
Again, prepare the surface first and then cover the off-limit areas with manila paper or old newspapers. Prime the wall with Boysen Permacoat Flat Latex B-701 and let it dry for two hours. Once dry, paint the wall with Boysen Permacoat Latex Sun Splashed BCP-932. That’ll serve as the backdrop of the pattern. Wait again for another two hours before proceeding with the next step.
Use the waiting hours to create your corrugated paint roller. Get the grocery boxes you kept in storage for some time now for it will be an essential part of this project. Prepare your paint roller, scissors, and double-sided tape. Cut out the box to form cardboard and then peel off the first layer to reveal the corrugated part. Roll that part around the paint roller and then secure it with the double-sided tape.
Ring! Ring! Ring! Two hours are up! It’s time to transform the wall. Pour the Boysen Permacoat Latex Oriole V-240 onto the tray and then dip the corrugated paint roller in. Remember to remove excess paint before rolling and use diagonal strokes when applying the paint, AND do not go over the same spot twice. Once you cover the entire wall, allow two more hours of drying and you’re done! Below is how it would look like when decorated with your favorite things. Just to remind you, imperfections are okay! It is what gives your wall some character.
3. Spring Pattern Wall Accent
What you will need:
I know I’m sounding like a broken record now but just in case you forgot, you must prepare the surface first and foremost. After that, protect the areas you don’t want to be painted with manila paper or old newspapers. When you’re sure it’s safe to paint, prime the wall with Boysen Permacoat Flat Latex B-701. Let the surface dry for two hours. Once the primer is completely dry, get your roller and apply Boysen Permacoat Latex 0077 Pink Softness following the M pattern. Apply at least two coats for a better result with an hour interval in between the coats. After the second coat, wait for two more hours of dry time.
Get the wooden block, yarn, and scissors ready. Wrap the yarn around the wood randomly to create a dynamic pattern and then secure both ends with a knot. Krafty Kriz Tip: Spread the yarn out to keep the randomness.
When the two-hour dry time is over, proceed to stamping. Put a small amount of Boysen Permacoat Latex 0078 Be Mine on cardboard, spread, and swirl the paint to thin it out. Lightly pat the woodblock onto the piece of cardboard, just enough for the paint to touch the yarn. Right away, stamp the block on the wall in your desired pattern. Repeat until the wall is filled. The last thing to do on the list is to wait. Yes, again wait for two hours for the paint to dry completely.
Create your own reading nook just like this one:
4. Bubble Wrap Textured Wall
What you will need:
Going over the steps: prepare the surface, clean it, cover with manila paper or newspaper the areas you don’t want to be painted, and then prime with Boysen Permacoat Flat Latex B-701. You can’t skip the drying time so to not waste your two valuable hours, you can proceed with the next steps.
Do you still have those bubble wraps you got from your 10.10 mega sale purchases? That’s going to be useful for this project. Get that bubble wrap, a double-sided tape, and your paint roller. Wrap your roller like a burrito and then tape the ends of the bubble wrap to keep it in place. I don’t think that’ll take you two hours to do so you can maybe watch one episode of your Koreanovela first.
Next up, paint a generous amount of Boysen Permacoat Latex 0682 Pleasant Stream on scrap wood. We’re using Pleasant Stream for this one but you can choose whichever color you think fits your style. Use the paint on the scrapwood to evenly coat your bubble wrap roller. Time to apply it to the wall! Paint in an upward motion making sure to avoid any gaps. Krafty Kriz Tip: It’s easier to get the paint on even if you apply in small portions. Let it dry for two more hours. Look below and see how it’ll look like when done.
Now all you need to do is to decorate it with picture frames and artworks.
5. Feather Duster Textured Wall
What you will need:
Say it with me now: first, you prepare the surface. And then you protect the areas you don’t to be pained with manila paper or old newspapers. Once done, you prime the wall with Boysen Permacoat Flat Latex B-701 and let it dry for two hours.
Now that the preparation is over and done with, paint the wall with at least two coats of Boysen Permacoat Latex Golden Chimes. Allow an hour interval in between coats. After recoating, let the surface dry for two more hours. Next up, borrow your mom’s feather duster or just buy a brand new one (trust me). Lightly dip it into Boysen Permacoat Yellow Suede and then remove excess paint.
Now we’re going swooshing. Lightly swoosh the dipped feather duster onto the wall creating random flecks of paint. Keep on swooshing until you get your desired results. Wait two hours before you accessorize your freshly painted wall.
Take this cute coffee corner as an inspiration: