Your playroom might not seem like the place where you’re going to find an accent wall, and yet if you think about what role an accent wall plays in a room, it actually makes a lot of sense.
In painting an accent wall, you’ll be able to do a better job if you make the time to learn about some key tips that will help you along the way.
Let’s have a look at some playroom accent wall painting tips that will help get you a better looking accent wall.
It’s fundamentally important when you’re painting your playroom accent wall to make sure that you’re using the right kind of paint, and given that you are going to be working in a playroom this has a very specific meaning.
In any given room you should think about who is going to be coming in and out of the room and the extent to which they could possibly interact with the walls of a room.
A playroom, for example, typically has more children coming in and out than anyone else and you can imagine how they might have messes to come with them that they can get on the wall — and if you want to ensure that the walls are going to be easier to clean, you should make use of glossy and not flat paint.
You have to consider once again the people that will be spending the most time in the room when thinking about what color or colors you are going to be applying to the accent wall.
An accent wall typically is painted with colors that contrast with the other ones in the room, but as you are painting a playroom you want to think about what color or colors would be most appropriate.
Though you shouldn’t necessarily take to heart entirely what your child or children say they want for the room, it wouldn’t hurt to hear them out and be considerate of what they would want for their playroom.
In making up a playroom accent wall, you should think about how you can get a small sample of a few paints and then see how they will actually look on the proposed accent wall.
In any given situation in which you’re going to be painting an interior surface, it’s important that you apply a coat of primer and allow it to fully dry before you apply paint to the wall.
There are a couple of important roles that primer serves in your paintwork, both of which will help your accent wall keep its good look.
One is that when you have primer on the wall, you are going to have an easier time applying paint to the wall, which will make for a much more pleasant painting project overall.
A wall with a primer on it is considerably more smooth than one that has no primer, and even if you have sanded the surface prior to painting you will find that adding the primer is going to make the painting process that much better.
The second is that you will find that paint that is applied to a wall that has a primer on it will stay on that wall quite a bit longer than paint that is applied to a bare wall.
As mentioned above, you are going to have an easier time painting your accent wall should you sand the surface first — but this also means that you have to clean up after you have finished sanding.
The sanding process involves getting sanding dust on the wall, and if you don’t remove this dust you will find that you are going to see that dust in the paint afterward.
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