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Modern apartment living room interior with a purple accent wall and sloping ceiling with skylights above a parquet floor and modern grey lounge suite with wall cabinets and televisionAn accent wall is an ideal way to instantly transform a room into something more interesting and unique. By painting a specific wall with a different color, you create a focal point that catches the eye and adds depth and personality to any space. In this article, we’ll show you how to create an accent wall using paint.

Choose the Accent Wall

The first thing you need to do is choose the accent wall that you want to accentuate. This should be the wall that first catches your attention when you enter the room, such as the wall behind the bed in the bedroom or the wall that faces the entrance in the living room. After you have chosen the accent wall, decide on a color

Pick Your Poison in an Accent Wall ColorLivingroom mockup with a dark green sofa and emerald color walls. Empty space for a gallery and paintings, art. Painting the wall in a deep accent tone. Modern luxury design room. 3d rendering

When choosing your color, it is important to keep in mind the overall color scheme of the room. Your color should complement the other colors in the room, so if your room is mostly neutral, consider a bold color for your accent wall. If your room has lots of color, opt for a shade that is a few shades lighter or darker than the other colors in the room.

Prep Work before Painting an Accent Wall

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Once you have chosen a color, prepare the wall. This involves cleaning the wall to remove any dirt or grime that may affect the paint’s adherence. Sanding the wall will help remove any rough spots and make the surface smoother. Next, use painter’s tape to mask off any areas you don’t want to paint, such as baseboards or trim.

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Before you start painting, make sure to prime the wall. This step is essential because it helps the paint adhere to the wall and creates a more even finish. Once the primer is dry, it is time to apply the paint. Use a paint roller to apply the paint, starting from the top of the wall and working your way down. If you need to cut in around edges or corners, use a paintbrush.

It’s crucial to apply at least two coats of paint to achieve an even finish. Make sure to allow the paint to dry completely between coats. Once the final coat is dry, carefully remove the painter’s tape. If you are looking to add more interest to your accent wall, consider adding a pattern or texture. You can achieve this by using a stencil or textured paint. However, it’s important to make sure that the pattern or texture does not overpower the room.

3D illustration white seamless pattern waves light and shadow. Wall decorative panelIn conclusion, creating an accent wall is an affordable and simple way to transform any room. It adds depth, interest, and personality to your space. When choosing your color, keep the overall color scheme of your room in mind. Prepare your wall by cleaning, sanding, and priming it. Apply at least two coats of paint for an even finish. Adding a pattern or texture is an excellent way to elevate your accent wall. If you’re unsure how to start, consider hiring a professional painter, such as Adam Roe Painting, who can guide you through the process and provide expert advice.

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Since 1985, Adam Roe Painting has provided the highest quality results and best customer service in the industry. Our professional crews can apply high-performance coatings to a wide range of surfaces. We understand the importance of preparing and coating surfaces to meet safety standards and stand the test of time. Our industrial floor coatings protect against harsh environments and corrosive materials often found in commercial settings. We offer custom color matching, a residential exterior warranty of 5 years, and a one-year warranty on commercial and industrial projects. Contact us online or call (208) 306-4240 to discuss your project. We look forward to working with you.