Many home owners find it depressing to have concrete walls in their dwellings. Those gray concrete walls are often found to be pretty boring, pale, and inappropriate.
When a person moves into a new house that has concrete blocks, he may find it hard to match his existing furniture with the dull gray color of those walls. Solution? Paint them! You can learn to paint them and make them more appealing and soothing to both, your lifestyle and your soul.
Many people advocate that concrete walls must be decorated with various attractive faux painting techniques. You can use faux granite, stencils or sponge stamps. If you are unhappy and confused about your basement concrete walls and concrete block walls, here are some tips. Painting the concrete walls is totally different than painting the concrete floors.
Painting Basement Concrete Walls
Painting a concrete basement floor is different than painting concrete walls. Basement is one of the most common places of the house to be furnished with concrete walls. No matter what the utilization (study, bar, or home theater), you must make sure that the furniture used for the basement suits to the interior decorating theme and color of the walls.
You need to use a special vapor barrier paint color, as well as special basement waterproofing techniques for basement walls, in order to make them durable. Here are a few instructions:
Painting Concrete Block Walls
A nicely decorated concrete block wall is much more appealing than the poured concrete wall. This is why people like to have it in their dwelling.
You can try the sponge paint technique as a unique decoration theme. This idea works well and hence, you can decorate the one behind the fireplace, or the master bed as well. Here are the instructions:
- If your wall is already painted in a light color, then you don't need to repaint it. Even though white and beige are the ideal colors for this design, it can be performed with any other light color shade as well. At first, measure the width of your wall and find out its mid point.
- Place a painter's tape on the mid point, and measure its distance from the ceiling, as well as the floor. Now, mark the width of the blocks by placing the painter's tape at the same length throughout the wall.
- Now, dip the sponge in the color that you desire to use, and move the sponge on the wall in a random pattern. Don't forget to tap the sponge in between so that it touches all the edges of the block. Make sure the sponge patterns that you make are not uniform. To make the design more contemporary, make the color drippings visible on the wall blocks.
- Once you are done with this initial coat, wash and dry the sponge, and then repeat the same procedure with two light shades of the same color. However, it is important to not cover the entire initial paint with this second coat. You also need to make this second coat quite thin to get the exact sponge patterned wall.
If the color schemes and designs are clear in your head, then projects like painting concrete steps and patios can be really easy and fun for all.