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    Liven up your home with a feature wall

    Published on 24 January 2019, Thursday, 3:15 AM

    To add some colour and vitality to the inside of your home, consider the effect that a brightly painted feature wall could have on an indoor space crying out for some personality.

    While a neutral colour scheme can look stylish and make decorating with embellishments easier, adding a differently-coloured wall to particular spaces - especially dedicated entertaining areas - can promote a feeling of liveliness and freshness and even encourage conversation!

    So have a go at DIY painting and create your own feature wall with these essential tips:

    Firstly, because this wall will become a focal point in the room choosing good-quality paint will stand you in good stead for cleaning and maintenance of a bright surface.

    Secondly, be sure to use masking tape and seal off anything that could be painted over - features like windows and door frames.

    Don't forget that you will also need a clean line between your coloured wall and the adjacent one so be sure to tape the boundary as well.

    Thirdly, paint around the outside of the taped-off areas to make sure that the edges are covered before you begin on the larger surfaces of the wall.

    Now you can start with your roller - remember to get an even coating and roll diagonally first, then up and down and side to side afterwards, covering about one square metre at a time.

    Once your first coat is dry, you can go for the second coat - use the same stroke directions to ensure a smooth finish.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.