The sponge painting walls is a very simple technique that we can make use off to give some accent in any of the rooms in our house. Just as in most of some painting endeavors, the very first step to do is to choose the colors to be use. It is very obvious that we would want to have two colors that will surely complement each other so well. If we are going to use a highly noticeable and striking effect, we might want to choose the colors with a lot of contrast, a fairly dark color, and a fairly white color. We will also need to decide which color to use as our base color, and which color to use as the accentuating color.
One of the most interesting things in sponge painting walls are that it will surely allow us to use the darker colors than we would normally use. The dark solid color will seem to be oppressive, but with a much lighter layer of sponge painting on its top, we could easily avoid making our room seem to be too dark. But by simply using the dark color on the bottom, it will surely create a totally different effect other than using it as the accentuating color. If we are aiming for a subtle effect, we should choose the colors that are equally light or even dark. One of the suggestions is to use the colors that are only one or two shades different from each other. There are also a lot of specialty paints on the market today which can be used just to create a new look.
The sponge walls requires at least two different colors, but then, we shouldn’t have to stop with those two colors. A lot of the accent layers can be added on the top of its solid base. And once that we already had chosen the colors that we wanted to use for our sponge painting for our walls, we should now start buying a sponge for us to be able to apply it as the accent colors. Most of the paint store stocks some natural sponges that can be used, or we can even use our regular kitchen sponge for this. But before we start our painting, it is such a great idea to test out the sponge technique on a piece of paper first. We should first be able to get a good idea on how the two colors will look together as well as the kind of patterns that our sponge will make.
And lastly, the applying of our chosen accent colors which is being considered as the fast fun part. We just have to make sure that the sponge that we are going to use is damp. Then, we just have to dip our sponge in the paint, so that all the edges of it will have paint, but then, we don’t have to dunk the whole sponge in our paint. And then, we could now start using it and make a painting in our wall and enjoy each and every second of doing it.