Dining Room Accent Wall Painting Tricks To Learn In St. Louis, MO
Sometimes, people trying to get a nicer look to their dining room can get a lot done by changing one of the walls in the room to an accent wall.
However, what you should know is that there are ways that you can improve upon your technique in making your dining room accent wall a reality — and it’s just a matter of applying these and some good common sense during the painting process.
With that being the case, let’s look at some dining room accent wall painting tricks to learn for a nicer looking accent wall.
1. Choosing A Good Color
One important thing that you’re going to want to do is to make sure that you’ve chosen an appropriate color for your dining room accent wall.
The thing about an accent wall is that the color or colors on the wall should be contrasting to the other walls — that is to say, they have to stand out in some way or else you aren’t really painting an accent wall at all.
Since one of the primary ideas of the accent wall is that it’s meant to draw the eye from the other walls, you’re going to want a color or colors that contrast so that the wall stands out from the other walls in the room.
2. Primer Before Paint
Though there are some reasons that you might not want to make use of a primer before you apply a coat of paint (and there may be a second one to follow) you should indeed make use of one for your accent wall.
A good coat of primer will help the subsequent coat of paint that is to go on your accent wall to go on more smoothly, which is certainly helpful in making for an easier painting project as it were.
Moreover, your primer is going to help those subsequent coats of paint to stay on the surface of the accent wall that you are painting — and though you may eventually want to change up the look of the room a bit and thus paint the wall anew, it won’t likely be because you had paint peeling off of the wall.
3. Take Your Time Painting
You are going to be painting your dining room accent wall and as a result you may think you can just breeze through the painting process and just get the whole thing done pretty quickly without having to wait at all and this is not at all the case.
There are a number of issues with taking this approach to painting, not the least of which is the problem that when you paint too quickly you tend to make more errors in your painting technique that then have to be corrected after you have finished.
You additionally have the problem of what happens if you don’t wait for your surfaces to dry fully before you move onto the next steps in the painting process — trying to apply primer to a surface that has just been cleaned and is still moist is going to lead to an accent wall that may appear to be well painted but painting problems will arise.
By taking your time as you paint you will avoid the issues with wasting paint, spilling it, and of course having your paint get problems due to not waiting for the surface to dry before applying paint or primer to it.
4. Move Furniture
Lastly (for now) let us remember that you should be moving furniture away from the accent wall before you try to paint it.
The more room that you have for yourself to paint, the better off you will be and you will be able to more carefully control the brush and roller as you apply paint to the surface of your accent wall.
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