Specialty painting adds wow to your walls
Why settle for boring walls when you can make them wow? Nowadays there are tons of exciting specialty painting and refinishing techniques to create very personal spaces in your home. What follows is a description of some of the trendiest. Containing bits of glitter for sparkle and shine, this specialty paint adds a touch of magic to the wall of a child’s bedroom or a whimsical living room. A variety of tools, such as a two-part roller, a chip brush, or even a clean, absorbent rag can be used to vary the texture.
Pearlescent paint is available that will give a lustrous sheen to your wall or trim, reflecting light in charming rainbow hues.
Sponge painting has been fashionable for a while now … and no wonder. Dabbing paint with a sea sponge — or rolling it on with one of the handy new sponge rollers — gives your walls a unique elegance with ease.
Stenciled wall decor continues its enormous wave of popularity. Cutout patterns are painted over to produce an attractive design on walls, borders, even floors and ceilings — wherever you need some painting pizzazz.
From the French word for “streaked,” this is a special paint finish that gives a subtle impression of stripes or crosshatching similar to the weave of fabric. Paint is applied with a pad, then textured by dragging a dry bristle brush through the wet paint.