Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Interior Painting Techniques to Enhance Home Décor

Painting the interior of a home does not have to be limited to simple up and down brush strokes. There are numerous painting techniques that bring to life the interior of a home. Here is a look at a host of ways in which painting can upgrade your home décor.

Sponge Painting

You do not need to be an artist to be an efficient at sponge painting. You can use a combination of colors and there is no wrong way to do it. Too little of a color at one point and too much at another point make for a truly unique design of its own. Paint is mixed with glaze and an actual sponge is used to apply the mixture onto a wall. Practice on primed wood and test out different sponges for your favorite look.


The purpose of distressing is to provide an aged look and is commonly used on cabinets or vanities, as well as on some types of furniture. Distressing actually uses a combination of two colors, one to serve as a base and another to serve as the color that is sanded down to provide a worn or aged look. The second color is sometimes applied with a “wash” technique instead of sanding.


A harlequin pattern involves painting diamond shapes on a wall, which are often used to create a unique look in rooms designated for children. There are tools needed to create these diamond patterns, although there are endless possibilities when it comes to color schemes. Though this pattern looks best in soft or neutral tones as these shades soften the sharp-edged design.


This technique is used to create the appearance of wood grain on a wall. A wood graining tool is needed to produce this effect. Two colors are typically used, one which is a lighter shade of a similar color. When using the wood graining tool, it is important to add some slight but sporadic twists of the wrist so that the lines are not completely uniform.


This creates a unique texture that appears to have depth. However, it is not an easy task for painters without extensive or professional experience. A paint brush specifically designed for stippling is used to produce a finish that comes out almost velvety. It is also important to paint up and down when using this technique.

IEX External Plaster & Construction is staffed with a team of professionals who are experienced in using an extensive amount of painting techniques. House painting in Christchurch NZ can take on a whole new meaning with IEX’s innovative techniques that can give your home’s interior an extra special finish.