Add a point of difference to any room with a painted feature wall. This simple D.I.Y. project can transform your living spaces in a matter of hours, creating a look and feel that's uniquely yours.
Make sure you have everything you need to complete your feature wall on hand.
Start by preparing your chosen wall. Move all furniture away from the wall and remove any pictures or fixtures. You'll need to fill those patches on the wall if you have any.
Now grab your sand block and sand those areas.
Grab you brush and wipe away the dust on the skirting boards as well as the corners of your wall.
You may think your walls are washed but the reality is they're not. Sugar soap is a great preparation before you paint any walls, especially your feature wall!
A feature wall is just that – a feature. You don't want paint ending up in places it shouldn't be. Apply masking tape to the skirting boards and architraves, as well as any power sockets. Lay a drop sheet on the floor to protect your flooring from any errant paint specks.
Using your chosen colour, begin painting in the corners and edges with a paintbrush.
Once you've painted a border of sorts, use a paint roller to slowly paint the surface in a series of strokes that are roughly one metre square. We suggest this is done in a zigzag pattern to begin with. This ensures paint is evenly spread and helps to create a professional look. Once you've covered the whole wall, leave to dry.
Once the first coat of paint has dried, repeat the same application process for the second coat of paint. Leave to dry before removing tape.