Sponge Painting For A Textured Look

sponge paintingYou have probably seen walls or furniture that has been painted with a sponge.

It is easy to do by yourself and the results look quite professional.

In fact, it is not as messy as the conventional roll or brush method of painting. [Interior painting tips]

You will also save money as you won’t have to use as much paint. Just one gallon of paint can be used to cover more than one room.

What You Need

  • Small pan
  • Paint
  • Sponge (household or sea sponge)

That’s it! No drop cloths, no rollers and no paint brushes, or any other painting tools,  just three simple items.

The first thing you will need to do is wet the sponge. Squeeze as much of the water out as it is possible. Pour the paint into the pan you’ve chosen. You don’t want to have lots of paint on your sponge either.

If it seems saturated the first few times you dip merely wipe it off on the edge of the pan. If for any reason you are not going to finish the job all at once, don’t reuse a paint dried sponge. Instead either wash the sponge thoroughly before you wet it to start again or use a new one.

Getting creative is what sponge painting is really all about. There are no hard and fast rules and no one right way to go about it.

It is recommended that you divide the wall space you are going to paint into 4 parts and work one part at a time. You then just dab the paint on the wall with your sponge. You can press lightly with the sponge or you can press harder for deeper hues.

What Type of Pattern?

You can use any pattern you’d like such as an X or T pattern, a criss cross or no pattern at all. You can dab from left to right, top to bottom and fill whatever else you’d like in between.

It is best to paint sparsely at first so as it is always easier to add more later if you feel you want more color or texture.  You can even use different types of sponges in different shapes and sizes.

Won’t your friends be surprised to find that the fabulous paint job in your kitchen was done by you and you alone? It only cost pennies and the clean up time was a snap!


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