Faux Painting Technique "Splash Painting" or "Spattering"
Decorative Splash Painting/Spattering Finish
My daughter wanted to try splash painting walls of her room, after learning the technique in art class.
Walls were painted a medium brown, and splash paint colors chosen were orange, bright green and turquoise. Paints were purchased at a home improvement center. A gallon of brown covered the walls, and a quart of each of the splash colors was purchased.
After allowing brown paint to dry thoroughly, a paint brush (we used a medium sized one) was dipped into the splash paint. We practiced outside on newspaper before trying to splash on walls. Just a strong flick of the arm would give unique splashes on the wall. The color combination looked very nice. We used less than 1/4 of each quart to complete the splash paint portion.
Each color of splashed paint was allowed to dry before we added the next. There was no dripping. We used a semi gloss finish for the splash paints.
We found this method gave a great updated look for a preteen or teen aged person. It was also not so meticulous or time consuming as something like painting stripes or circles, with a lot of room for creativity.
We had ages 7 through 40 helping with the project, successfully. We did splash a little on the ceiling so be careful about covering up the ceiling when splash painting near the top area of the wall.
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