30 Creative Painting Techniques & Ideas You MUST See!

Don’t waste time asking how to paint this or that, check out these paint hacks!

By Hometalk Hits

Blow Dry Crayons for a Blast of Color

Use crayons to color your decor using some strategic placement and a blow dryer!

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Stripe Your Walls with Gold Paint

Talk about chic! This accent wall will work throughout teenagehood.

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Paint a Faux Grain on Wood

Sand down the wood, and mix the paint with the glaze for a intricate detail of wood.

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Dip a Feather Duster in Paint

It's weird, but this clever painting technique gives you an interesting pattern in an instant.

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Paint a Mosaic Colored Wall

This baby room is so colorful and cool! And all it took was some tape and paint.

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Create Beautiful Stained Glass

Clean off your desire glass, outline your pattern, and fill the lines in with vibrant paint mixed with Elmer’s Glue.

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Use a Syringe to Drip Paint a Rainbow

This idea is so unique, we had to share it.

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Paint in Bright Geometric Shapes

The turquoise, green and blue accent wall really brought this nursery together.

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Water it Down for a Watercolor Effect

Turn your walls or decor into a soothing watercolor masterpiece using this clever trick.

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Smear on Unicorn Spit Stain

Unicorn Spit can give your furniture or decor pieces a burst of bright color, and it's fun to apply!

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Fake an Heirloom with Distressing

Rub soap on the surface till build up, paint over, then rub lightly with sandpaper.

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Add Excitement to Any Room with Stenciling

Take a stencil from your Circut machine, use painter’s tape to hold, and allow the paint to dry for 24 hours.

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Marble Pieces by Dipping Them in Paint

This trick is a favorite with old nail polish. Pour paint in water and dip items in to design!

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Create a Textured Paint

Sprinkle Plaster of Paris with decor paint, then after drying, layer on for an aged look.

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Don’t Worry About Painting Glass or Metal

Clean the surface of the metal or glass, then scuff it up with a sand block, and cover in one coat.

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Spray Paint with Lace

Lay down some lace and spray paint a gorgeous, intricate design with barely any effort!

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Rub Vibrant Colored Stencil on Walls

Apply a base coat to the wall and transfer the jewel tone onto the surface.

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Sponge & Layer to Make Your Paint Look Aged

Add a few layers of paint with choppy brush strokes and heavy sponging & get this aged effect.

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Stamp Patterns for Custom Wallpaper

Use interesting items, like koozies, cookie cutters, & TP rolls to stamp designs on your walls.

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Use Plaster to Make Your Walls Shimmer

Utilize painter’s tape to cover the corners, roll on two coats of the base, and apply the plaster.

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Craft Aged Wood Texture

Paint over the wood surface, scuff the surface, and cover with chalk paint.

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Create Your Own Crackle Paint

Mix regular Elmer's Glue with Behr exterior flat paint for a crackled finished product.

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Blow Bubbles with Paint

Create fun art for your walls using a straw, with this clever bubble blowing technique.

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Create a Barn Board Finish on Your Furnitre

You can transform just about any surface into barn board with this trick!

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Make the Illusion of Oxidized Copper

Recreate withered copper by mixing chocolate tart and a textured metallic layer.

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Trace a Hexagon Tray into a Honeycomb Accent

We love how this doesn’t take over the entire wall but still grabs your eye.

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Create Unique Chalk Painted Furniture

Grab a large brush and some colorful paints for this one!

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Level Up with Ombre

Slowly add white to each layer of paint to create this awesome ombre effect.

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Use Metallic Paint to Put a Map on Your Desk

Trace cut out shapes of the continents, and fill in with Liquid Patina.

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Create an Ocean Coral Effect

With Unicorn SPiT Gel Stain you can create really cool 3D canvas art with a press method and varying amounts of product.

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