Custom Painting Techniques for Inside Your Home

Painting Techniques for Inside Your HomePainting Techniques for Inside Your Home

Throughout all of civilization, the need for a personal space where you can relax and be yourself has been critical to the mental health and wellbeing of all people. In order to maximize this feeling of safety and satisfaction, it is important to decorate your surroundings in a manner that makes you comfortable. A good wall paint can become the base from which this can be achieved.

A simple solid color, chosen wisely, can be all that is needed but using a specialty painting method, which adds texture and complimentary color accents can transform a simple room into a showcase. The effect you are seeking in a particular room will determine which of these unique custom techniques will give the desired results.

Paint Rolling

This is the most basic of paint techniques. By using a roller rather than a brush, you can provide a very smooth, uniform surface to the interior walls. This can be used for simple color placement or as a basic canvas to work other custom techniques on.


Using a dry sponge to dabble color onto a wall is the most common specialty technique. By blending two shades of a single color or blending complimentary colors into an impressionistic effect to give the impression of depth can really make a simple wall pop out with possibilities. Sponging is rather time consuming as you do have to work slowly and be careful not to overpaint an area.

Color Washing

Similar to sponging, a color wash it applied with diluted paint and a dry brush. The wide sweeping motions of a brush adds a totally different effect from the blotchiness of sponges but still adds texturising accents when properly applied.


Another quick way to add texture to your newly painted walls is by stippling. Before the paint is allowed to dry, you can use either a dry brush or cloth to dabble over the surface of the paint to create tiny raised points on the surface. This gives a rougher feeling to the walls and adds a contrasting accent through the mere shadowing these tiny raised places cause when light hits the wall.

All of these techniques are within the range of even a do it yourself painter. It is best to set up some 4×8 plywood to practice on before starting your walls. It may take more time but will provide results you can take great pride in accomplishing.

This article was written by James, who also writes for his blog at best dishwashers.