How to Paint a Feature Wall

Painting a feature wall can be as simple or as complex as you like. In this guide we will show you how to get the best results possible and show you a few clever tips to make the whole process faster. When you’re finished watching this your feature walls will be stunning works of art.



Step 1. Prepare the area.

As always, our first step is to get the room ready for paint. Move any furniture out of the room, or if that is not possible move it away from the feature wall you want to paint. Next, lay a Seriously Good Cotton Rich Dust Sheet and tape it in position to prevent slips.

Use some Seriously Good UV Tape to protect the ceiling, the skirting boards and any areas of detail, like door frames or light switches. Then repair any holes or cracks in the plaster work. We have a few great guides to help you fill a hole and fix a crack, so be sure to check those out if you need to. Finally, use a Seriously Good Microfibre Cloth and some sugar soap to clean the wall. You don’t need to clean the whole wall, just areas which might have been touched a lot, such as around plug sockets or light switches.

Use masking tape to protect parts of the wall before painting.


Step 3. Make a pattern.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with having a nice plain feature wall with a single strong colour, but we’re assuming you want to do something a little more interesting. So, use some Seriously Good UV Tape and start to make shapes with the tape on the wall. Triangles look great, but you can be creative, there is loads of inspiration on our social media pages and in our tip exchange so take a look at those.

When you paint you feature wall start by making some interesting shapes with masking tape.

Top Tip, the UV tape is easy to peel off after you have finished and prevents paint bleeding underneath. For a perfect seal run a filling knife over the top of the tape.


Step 4. Paint the top coat.

Use a Mini Roller with and emulsion sleeve to paint over the wall and the tape.

If you are using different colour we recommend using an Premier No-Loss Brush to quickly cover the area, or a Taskmaster 4 inch Mini Roller if you have space. These products will give you a great finish and let you work much faster than other similar products. Choose the one that fits the size of your shapes best.

If you are working on very large areas or have chosen just one colour for your pattern, double the amount of UV tape around the edges and use the Taskmaster 9 Inch Roller to cover the most wall and get finished fast.

Build the layers up one at a time letting each dry first. Depending on the colours chosen and the quality of the paint used you could need multiple layers.

How to paint a feature wall

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