Have you always wanted to get creative with paint but didn’t now where to start? Perhaps you wanted to do a faded look but was too scared to wing it? I have always had so many creative ideas, which I wish I could do but didn’t think I could do it myself.. until I stepped out of my comfort zone and took a creative leap of faith! That being said, I recently tried an ombre wall look for the FIRST time and I was chuffed by the outcome. Now I am going to share it with you!
What did I use?
- Zero Voc Paint – from Midas Tygervalley (Choose how many colours your need- I will be using 3 shades of blue)
- Blending Brush – from Hamiltons (I used x2 Blending brushes for my 3 shades)
- Small Paint Brush – from Hamiltons (used for small corners/ hard to reach areas)
- Paint Rollers and Tray – from Hamiltons (use a different roller for each colour)
- Masking Tape – from Hamiltons
- Small bucket of cold water (this is to keep the brush slightly wet for easier blending)
- Luke warm, soapy water (to wipe off any mistakes etc)
- Cloth (any old cloth/rag used to wipe where needed)
- Drop Sheet – from Hamiltons
I would recommend painting the whole wall 1 colour (your lightest colour). I did not have enough paint to do this, but would highly suggest it if you have enough paint and if you want the best results.
With your masking tape, divide your wall into sections. ( 2 sections will suffice). I chose 3 colours, so I divided my wall into 3 sections. Each section will be painted a colour.
With your Roller, paint your first section. (It should either be your top section or your bottom section, (depending if your wall is going from light to dark / dark to light). Start with your lightest colour first so that its easier to blend). After your first section is painted, immediately paint your second section just below, leaving the masking tape between the 2 sections, open for blending.
Remove the masking tape, and with your blending brush, start blending the 2 colours into each other using a Zig-Zag motion. You can dip your brush slightly in water to make it more easier to blend. Keep blending until desired result is obtained.
If you have a 3rd section and colour like I do, then repeat step 2 and 3 for the last section which would be your darkest colour. Make sure that you the paint on the wall is still slightly wet and not completely dry. the more wet the paint, the easier it will blend.
Please note, in my video below, i started with dark first, as i had to mix my paints for different shades of blue and I ran out of paint so i made it work for me. Also remember there is no right or wrong way. and the result cannot always come out exactly the same. you can put your own touch on it and do what works best for you 🙂
Click below for a step by step video
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