Painting Techniques

Add texture, dimension, and style to walls with these step-by-step painting techniques. Painting stripes on a wall is easy with our expert how-to instructions. Learn the basics of using painter's tape, measuring and marking stripes, and what kind of brush works best. If you have softly textured walls, there are other considerations to think about: style of brush, roller nap size, paint type, and paint finish. Follow our painting tips to determine what finish (matte, eggshell, semisatin, satin, gloss, high gloss, etc.) is best for your room or project. Stencils are a fun way to add color and dimension to walls, floors, or furniture, and our stenciling tricks will help you tackle your project with ease. Tone-on-tone stencil treatments add visual interest without being overwhelming, while varying the finish of the color can add another layer of subtle polish. Plus, we have free stencil patterns that you can download and use on almost anything -- from walls to fabric! Check out our fun ideas for paint projects, some with free pattern downloads, and start making over your room today. Plus, learn how to paint more than just walls. Try out our painting techniques for furniture, accessories, fabric, and more.

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