Thursday, May 29, 2008

How to Paint Professional Looking Words on Your Walls

Paint Professional Looking Words on Your Walls
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You don't have to be an artist to paint a sentiment, a quote, or child's name on the wall. Just follow these directions and you can get a very professional looking result, adding a personal touch to any room in your home.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:

  • Computer w/ Word Processing program
  • Printer
  • Use of a Copy Machine
  • Transfer Paper (like carbon paper but not as smudgy, available at art or craft stores)
  • Blue Painters Tape
  • chalk, pencil
  • ballpoint pen
  • Yard stick
  • Level
  • Acrylic paint in bottles
  • Small Lettering Brush

Decide what you would like to paint on your wall. If you need inspiration, Google "famous quotes".
It can be interesting to use a quote in another language. Google "free translation" to translate what you would like to paint. Another idea is to paint your child's name in their bedroom, they will love it!
Paint or faux finish wall where you plan to paint words in desired color
Type your quote on computer, experimenting with fonts until you find one that you like. Make the font as large as you can. Print a copy. If not large enough, take to a copy store and enlarge to the size you need. It doesn't matter if it is on several sheets of paper, you can tape them together if necessary.
Using a level and yardstick and tiny pencil or chalk marks on the wall to make sure the lines of your letters are straight, tape sheet of copied words to wall using tape only at top. Now slide transfer paper (make sure you have the transferring side of the paper facing the wall) underneath the sheet of copied words, and tape with small pieces of tape to secure.
With a pencil or ballpoint pen, trace letters on copied sheet. When you are done you should have the words on your wall.
Outline with a small brush, paint them in.


jin said...

Awesome idea and sounds so easy to do!

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