As paint technologies advance each year, so too does the range of items you can makeover with paint. Whether it’s pieces inside the home or part of the home itself, there are so many ways paint can improve your living space with a simple spray or swipe.
Hold the Line
When planning a paint scheme for a room, usually the door is seen as a separate surface from the wall. In a fun, unifying twist, break the mold and carry the new colour – or, in this case, bold stripes – directly from the wall right across the door.
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have been making a comeback as a year-round decorating staple. One of the best ways to reinforce their shape is to add a layer of spray paint to their petals – it also gives you a chance to play with different floral colour palettes throughout the year.
If refacing all the kitchen cabinets seems like too daunting a task, look up – giving the upper cabinets a fresh new paint colour will revive the whole space (for half the work). For a fast-drying, durable kitchen-cabinet paint, opt for BEHR PREMIUM Cabinet & Trim Enamel in their newly launched satin finish.
On the Up and Up
Usually when you’re painting your home, you do everything you can to keep paint away from the upholstered furniture…but not anymore. Applying latex or spray fabric paint in an on-trend colour directly to upholstery gives an old armchair a modern upgrade.
Much like upholstery, carpets and rugs can also be painted. Enliven a bland rug with bold colours or add navy stripes to a neutral carpet for a nautical effect. Tip: Make sure to get out any dirt or stains with a professional cleaner before putting down any paint.
When it comes to art, there are no rules. Making over a thrift-store find or adding different colours to a piece that no longer works in your space is totally allowed. Break out the paint box and let your creativity flow!
When it comes to drapes, you have a certain look in mind, but you can’t find that perfect pattern anywhere – enter fabric paint. Block printing or stencils can help you get the exact feel you want. Tip: Always measure and mark on the fabric to get a unified pattern.
Finding the perfect vintage chair at your local antique market is super exciting – but the prospect of sanding and refinishing it isn’t. Luckily Behr’s new Paint+Primer Spray Paint does a lot of that work for you, seamlessly covering previously coated surfaces including wood, metal, plastic and wicker.
Tiles and Tiles to Go
If your kitchen backsplash is looking tired and in need of a refresh, paint could be the answer. Look for a waterproof, mildew-resistant paint product with a high-shine finish. Tip: Thoroughly clean tiles with a hot, soapy solution, then rinse and dry before painting.
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Seasonal Swap Out
Revitalize your holiday decor with fresh colours: paint decorative gourds in shiny metallics, turn a traditional green garland into a hot-pink one, or spray snowy white onto a bright orange autumnal wreath for a more neutral look.
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