Mountain Mural Tutorial

5 Materials
2 Days

Want to learn how to paint a mountain mural your bedroom? You’re going to love this tutorial featuring BEHR®’s 2020 Color Trends and Color of the Year.

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We took Behr up quite literally on their challenge to invite the outside in. We painted a mountain mural in Cal’s room and spoiler alert: he’s a big fan. You don’t need to be an artist. You don’t even need to have a steady hand with the paint brush (honestly – the wobblier, the better!). So DON’T you dare be intimidated to try something crazy like paint mountains on your walls. 

Step 1: Sketch out mural. Using a pencil, roughly sketch out your mountain design onto the wall. It helps to lightly write in the color names on each section so you remember what is going where. 

Step 2: Paint bottom color. I started with the bottom color, which is the largest. We decided to start the mountain scape up about 4 feet because any furniture that is going to be on this wall will be about that tall (ie: a dresser or bed). This way our entire design is mostly above furniture.

Work in small sections and try to blend the paint brush strokes as much as possible.

Step 3: Continue filling in colors. While your first color is drying, you can move onto another section. Using the same angled brush and following your pencil lines with the paint and then blending in the brush strokes…just keep it moving. 

Step 4: Touch up as necessary. I only did one coat. There were a few spots here and there that I needed to go back to clean up some brush strokes, paint drips down the wall and some of the lines at the mountaintops.

So that's it guys!

We had more than enough paint leftover for a fun little book storage project too that Cal had SO much fun helping with. We simply took three wooden crates and painted them different colors from our mountain wall and stacked them together. 

And that is IT guys! 

I promise it isn’t as hard as it looks. 

If you love this mountain mural wall and want to learn more like it, be sure to check out all of my DIY tutorials in the archives here!

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  • Khaki Khaki on Apr 27, 2020

    What colors were used?


  • Judy Taylor Judy Taylor on May 02, 2020

    Would a clear top coat of some kind be a good idea to protect the mural?

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