Painting Ideas For A Girl’s Room

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Green and pink are probably the two hottest paint colors for every girl’s room these days. These interior paint colors create a fresher look for your girl’s room.

If you want a punchy pair of paint color, then go with green and pink. This is a surefire color trend nowadays. Every girl wants their room to be unique and expressive, and this might be the right time to start painting their room.

Having second thoughts? Well, with the help of these painting ideas for a girl’s room, you will encounter less or even no problems at all.

1. If you want to make a girl’s room warmer, paint the walls with pink. But if you want to the room to be cooler, the walls should be painted with green.

2. Achieve balance between these two colors by using two thirds of the pink and one third of the green, or the other way around.

3. If you want to get greater interest, mix the shades of green and pink.

4. The intensity of the paint colors can also affect the room’s dramatic effect by keeping the colors far from each other or close enough.

5. Paint the room with flower power. Use semi-gloss paint using the shades of pink. Don’t forget to apply a base coat first and leave it to dry. Afterwards you can apply the pink colored paint on top. By using flower stamps, press it on the wall firmly. The flower stamps should be at least five to eight inches apart.

6. If your girl wants her room decorated with stripes, then you can paint the room in stripes. Use satin paints with the shades of green. A base coat should be applied and wait until it dries. Use a roller (marble-look cover) to paint the walls so that mottled surfaces are created. Start behind the room’s door and measure/mark the stripes. You can freely decide how the stripes are spaced. Use a liner brush to paint the stripes. Start painting the stripe from the top to the bottom.

7. You can also create a psychedelic swirl by combining a dark pink paint color over a base coat of light pink. The pattern that can be obtained from this kind of project is fresh and does not overwhelm space. After the base coat dries, use the crafts knife to cut the small notches that measures about three millimeters. After doing this, use a neutral glazing medium and apply the mixture to the room’s wall with the use of roller covered in foam. While it’s wet, comb the curved strokes using a squeegee. The swirled design can be achieved by combing the strokes in two different directions. Then after the whole wall is done, leave it to dry.

8. A polka dot design is also great for a girl’s room. You can use different shades of green for this project. You will need a stamp graphic pattern to add a lively tone to the plain wash wall. If your girl’s room has too much sunlight coming in, use the paint with celery-green shade. Use semi-gloss paints for this project and for the polka dots, use white-colored paint. Glaze is applied after the base coat dries in round motion. After the glaze dries, you can now stamp the polka dots on the wall.

Your girl will love spending lots of her time inside her room after the painting is done nicely.

Handy Tips, Advices & Warnings

Giving old wood a fresh look
Exterior wood siding can be painted, or stripped and painted. Strip paint using a torch by burning the old paint and scraping it lightly being careful not to damage the wood. Clean the surface with trisodium phosphate (TSP), which you can find in the paint department of your local home renovation centre. Repair siding where needed and caulk. If you are repainting in the same colour, apply the finishing coat after the wood is dry. If you are changing colours, apply a primer coat followed by the new colour, using exterior paint (an oil based primer will be necessary if going from oil to latex). Avoid painting in full sun, at sunset, in the early morning, in the rain or in the wind. To keep bugs from sticking to the fresh paint, simply add two tablespoons of citronella to the paint.

Finishing product: paint, stain, varnish, etc.
Different customers have different needs. No product meets every need. To select the appropriate product, start by identifying your needs based on the following specific criteria in order to create a “funnel” leading to your ideal product. The product selection process is simple, effective and based on eight product selection criteria: function, environment, surface, use, composition, appearance, colour and quality.

Masking knots before painting
Knots in finished wood will appear sooner or later after painting. Before painting, seal the knots with a lacquer. It is the only liquid sealant that will efficiently seal in knot resin, without discoloring the finishing paint.

Choosing the right paint texture
Each paint finish has its own properties. The more matte the finish, the more it hides imperfections and uneven reflections, but it’s less washable. The glossier the finish, the more washable it is, but also the more sensitive to imperfections and it will mask less efficiently. In order: glossy, semi-gloss, pearl, eggshell, satin, matte. Semi-gloss is best for hall walls and for windows and frames; use matte on ceilings and satin and pearl for the rest. Kitchens, bathrooms and basements have their own antifungal paints.

Drying paint and the temperature
Paint in a ventilated and temperate space. When temperatures are between 10C and 32C there’s no risk, although 15c to 22C is ideal. Latex paint will dry in a few hours at this temperature. Oil-based paints will dry more rapidly in a warm, dry environment.