How to Paint a Picture on the Wall

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Things You'll Need

  • Picture
  • Craft projector
  • Pencils
  • Plastic containers
  • Interior latex paint
  • Paintbrushes

If a wall in your home lacks a bit of excitement, it's time to grab a paintbrush and some paint. Painting a picture on the wall can liven up a boring wall and add interest to your home décor. Creating wall art can add color to a room, and it's the perfect way to express your artistic side. You don't even need to have great artistic skill to paint a picture on the wall.

Take a look at the room. Select a picture that you feel is relevant to the room's overall theme.

Use a craft projector to project the image on the wall. This projector can be found in craft stores. One of the best things about a craft projector is that it projects the color on the wall, so you don't need to make a color copy or a transparency of the photo.

Adjust the projector to make the picture the desired size on the wall.

Use a soft pencil to draw the outlines of the picture. These lines will be the guidelines as you fill in the picture. Shade the darkest areas in the picture with the soft pencil.

Select paint colors that match the picture, and pour these in small plastic containers. Avoid making the paint too thin because it could streak on the wall. Small containers of interior latex paint work well.

Paint the large areas of the picture with a flat paintbrush. You have to build the background colors just like you would on a canvas. Blend the colors on the wall by applying colors on top of a previous one that hasn't dried yet. Note the colors and tones of the picture, and try to replicate them on the wall with the paint.

Outline the details of the photo with a round paintbrush. Use a liner paintbrush to paint in the really fine details.