In getting your living room to look nicer, you might want to think about painting — but did you know that you don’t have to paint all of the walls in a room in order to make it look nicer?
Indeed, you can paint just one of the walls in your living room, therefore making it what is known as an accent wall, and what’s good about this is that you can make for a better painting project if you learn some key tricks and information about how to do it better.
Let’s have a look at some living room accent wall painting tricks to know for a better painting project.
1. More Than One Color Is Possible
One thing you should know about making an accent wall in your living room is that you don’t have to stick to just one color.
Even though the most common understanding of an accent wall is that it only involves one color, this does not have to be the case at all.
Indeed, an accent wall can have multiple colors, and the trick to finding out what the best colors are for the wall is by looking at the other colors in the room and then consider what other colors would also look nice in the room and be appropriate — but just because a color or colors theoretically looks good does not mean that it is going to be good.
The best way to determine if colors would look right is to get some samples of paint and apply them and then see how it actually looks in the room.
2. Clean The Surface Being Painted
Secondly, you are going to need to make sure that you have fully cleaned the surface of the wall being painted before you start the painting process.
There are a number of steps involved in painting your accent wall, but you have to get ready to paint the wall first and one of the important things is that the surface that is going to be painted needs to be cleaned quite well.
Though some might have the notion that you can just paint over a wall without cleaning it first, this is not at all the case and all that you’re going to end up getting if you do this is what will look like a dirty wall that has paint all over it, and this is certainly not how you want to get your accent wall going for your living room, so to speak.
3. Protect Your Floor While Painting
During the process of painting your accent wall, you are going to need to protect the floor near the accent wall being painted, and this is important for a fairly straightforward reason.
Specifically, you need to have a drop cloth by the accent wall being or some other material that is going to be resistant to paint dripping down.
It’s entirely possible that you will try to avoid laying down such a painting protective materials by trying to paint more carefully as it were but you won’t be able to avoid getting paint on the floor with this method as the nature of paint is that it is going to trickle down over time – and the best way to protect the floor is through a tarp or drop cloth.
4. More Than One Coat May Be Necessary
Lastly, remember that when you are painting your accent wall, you have to consider the fact that it may be necessary to apply more than one coat of paint in order to get it to look right.
The reason that this is the case is that even if you make use of primer prior to applying your first coat of paint, it’s possible that it won’t look nearly as good as if you make the time to apply a second coat of paint — it could be a better look for your accent wall.
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