If you are intending on converting a room in your home into a playroom or entertainment room, you may want to incorporate some fun into the decor you use. One exciting way to spruce up a spare room is with the use of paint. Tie-dyed walls will give this room the aura of times past while livening up the area with some festive color. Here are some instructions you can use when attempting to add a touch of the seventies in your home.
Materials You Will Need:
- Paint in three colors
- Clean rags
- Paint brushes
- Paint trays
Know The Limits Beforehand
When adding tie-dye to a room, it may be beneficial to add the pattern to one or two walls instead of all four. This will allow the room to have a fun feel without overpowering the senses. Select a neutral color or paint the solid walls in one of the shades used in the tie-dye pattern so it matches the color scheme. This is the best way to pull off a seventies-inspired room without it becoming gaudy in the process.
Prepare The Pattern
You need to have a plan before slapping paint on a wall in a tie-dyed pattern. Look at basic tie-dye patterns and choose one that you feel looks appropriate for the wall you will be painting. Some tie-dyes are in spiral patterns while others can be horizontal or vertical striping. Use chalk to draw the areas you wish colors to blend into each other beforehand. Marking the sections with the color you will be using can be helpful so you add the appropriate color in the areas you specify.
Use Complementary Colors
Pour one color of paint into each paint tray you will be using. It is best to start with two colors, blend, and dry before adding additional colors to the wall. This will help keep the wall from becoming muddy in appearance. Paint sections on the wall in a darker color. Right next to these sections, add a lighter color that complements the first.
Use a dry paintbrush to sweep the colors into each other along the edges where they come together. Use a balled up rag to sweep across the edges you had just blended. This rag will help remove some of the paint you had just applied, while rolling the colors into each other along the lines where they come together.
Add Another Layer
Allow the first two colors added to the wall to dry overnight. Select one of the dried colors and paint over the edges, in the same color, of the sections that have dried. Add the third color next to the second. Again, use the dried brush to sweep the colors into each other, blending them along the edges in the process. Use another clean rag to roll along the edges where the colors come together. Contact a business, such as Meyer & Meyer, for more information about professional painting.