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How To Use Paint To Make The Inside Of Your Home A Lively Place

Apr 16, 2008
The old saying goes, "Your home is your sanctuary." This is true to the extent that when you come home from a hard day's work, you want to be able to come to a place that you can relax in. At the same time, you want your home to reflect your personality and who you are.

While choosing what furniture will furnish your home will factor greatly in how the inside of your home will look and feel, the interior painting of your home will also greatly factor into how your home looks and feels to you.

There are several methods you can use to make your home a more inviting place for yourself.

One of the ideas you can consider is "wall stenciling." This involves using a template that is in a certain shape or design and allows you to apply color in that same shape or design to a floor, wall, or ceiling.

"Wall stenciling" enables you to add texture and depth to your room, as you can add shapes and designs to the rooms of your home. This technique is easy to accomplish and is inexpensive, making it a great option to add some depth to your children's rooms via adding different figures of their cartoon characters to the walls of their rooms.

Another technique you can use to enhance the inside of your home is via "faux painting."

"Faux painting" is exactly what it sounds like according to its words: "false painting." Specifically, it is painting one object to resemble another (or in other words, making an object appear to be something it really isn't, or a "false" statement of what it truly is.) This is often used to make the paint resemble other objects, such as wood, granite, marble, etc.

There are several different forms of "faux painting," including "sponging" (which involves using a natural sea sponge for making dabs on the wall,) "dragging" (which involves putting a base coat of paint on the wall, then using a dragging brush to make the paint look like it is natural wood grain,) and "marbelizing" (which involves using brushes, combs, sponges, and feathers to help provide the illusion that the walls are actually made of marble.)

These skills have various degrees of difficulty and will need different lengths of time to master, depending also on how quickly a person can learn to master and utilize the techniques.

Another technique you can use to make your home more lively is "rubber stamping." By using rubber stamping techniques on your walls, you can provide dramatic effect to them via the design you put on them. The cost of applying this technique is low as well, making it a popular choice among many people.

In addition, stamping can provide more dramatic results than other interior painting techniques, but it takes some time to truly master the technique in order for it to bring the effects you want.

Interior painting can add as much or even more to your home than the type of furniture you put into your home. There are many different interior painting techniques you can use to add depth and texture to your home, including "wall stenciling," "faux painting," and "rubber stamping."

Utilizing any of these techniques to their fullest benefit will take time and practice, but once you have acquired some skill in these techniques, you'll be able to apply these skills toward transforming the interior rooms of your home into areas that reflect your personality and that you can relax in.
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