how to paint a geometric decoration

In the last tutorial we saw how to change the color of a wooden furniture. 

This time we will try to make a slightly more complex design, applying all the procedures already seen. We will see how to PAINT A GEOMETRIC DECORATION.

Are you ready to make something similar to what I did for the furniture in this gallery?

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All we need is a roll of tape and lots and lots of patience! 

The techniques can be different, I’ll show you the one I use most frequently, both to decorate furniture and to paint color blocking on the walls, especially to make linear designs.

For this tutorial this wooden panel, the seat of an old stool, has decided to sacrifice itself. He offered himself very willingly because he definitely needed a restyling…So from a serious and classic look, now he has moved on to a more colorful version.

If you feel like trying it out, then follow the next steps. Then if you post your creation, please add the @benegoodsdesign tag!

Let’s get started!

1. YOU WILL NEED
(for details go to the previous tutorial)


-ROLLERS & BRUSHES 


-WATER-BASED PRIMER


-WATER-BASED PAINT 


-TAPE


-RULER/METER & PENCIL

 
 
 

2. CLEAN THOROUGHLY AND APPLY THE PRIMER

After removing dust and dirt, apply a first coat of primer. Remember to apply a small amount to avoid a wrinkled surface once dry. Wait for the drying time and repeat the step. In my case, since it is a horizontal surface that will be used a lot, I decided to apply two coats.
If, once the primer is dry, you will feel some imperfections to the touch, slightly sandpaper the surface.

 

3. DRAW YOUR DESIGN AND PUT THE TAPE

Once the primer is dry, you can begin to draw on the surface the design you want to make. Using a ruler or a meter, draw the first line and define the portion you want to paint by applying the tape.

  
4. PUT THE FIRST COLOR
 
Once you have defined the part to paint, apply the first color. In my case, it took two hands for full coverage.
When you have finished and the color is dry, gently remove the tape..
 

 it is very important that the colour is perfectly dry, because when we are going to do the next step, we will have to put the tape on the colour just laid out.

 

5. LET’S DEFINE AND PAINT THE NEXT AREA

As we did before, we draw the next area to be painted. Again, with the tape let’s isolate it and apply the paint. Again, I passed two coats.

 
 

6. GENTLY REMOVE THE TAPE AND MAKE THE TOUCH-UPS


Once perfectly dry, remove the tape from the section and reposition it so as to mask the last part. Paint until you get full coverage.
Once the tape is removed, using a small brush, do the touch ups where necessary. Our decor is finally ready!