The golden era of your life begins with your Study Room. Designing and decorating your study room will not only bring life to your whole house but will also enhance your learning process. Our next Renew in 2 project focuses on bringing a study room to life with the help of stencilling effect, in just 2 easy steps.
If you’re using water-based paint soak your brush in an inch of water for 10-15min, then remove and spin in between your hands to remove excess water. If you’re using oil-based paint, follow the same steps using turps.
Whether you’re using water-based or oil-based paints, rinse your roller in running water and run your hand up and down the roller to get rid of excess lint. Shake the roller. Attach the roller to the frame and spin it quickly off a wall or other flat surface to remove the extra water.
For any paint job, preparation is critical. Fill any cracks with gap fillers and sand down your garage wall, then dust and wash down to get that perfectly smooth surface to start painting. Use quality painters tape to ensure a clean line on the edges of your walls.
Cutting in involves painting a margin around the edges of the wall where the roller can’t go. Using your quality Monarch Cutting In & Framing 50mm brush, paint small strokes around the edges of your wall. Load your Monarch Walls & Ceiling Roller 12mm NAP with paint and start rolling. Start from the edge of the wall towards the middle, about half a rollers’-width from where you’ve cut in using a light-to-moderate pressure. Keep your paint tray about half a metre away from you for easy loading. Apply 2nd coat for enhancing bright colours.
PRO-TIP: Avoid pressing too hard when you roll – this can create thick lines called “tramlines” over your surface. TIP Use moderate pressure.
First identify the position on your freshly painted wall where you want to place the stencil. Adhere the stencil carefully with painter’s tape on all sides of the stencil. Loads your Monarch 100mm Microfibre SmartLock Mini Roller lightly with paint, wipe off any access paint with the paper towel before applying it on the stencil. Lightly start rolling your paint on the stencil in an upward motion. Peel the stencil off the wall while paint is still damp. Change the position of the stencil as per your desired area and repeat the above process.
PRO-TIP: Use lighter tones of paint when doing the stencilling effect on the bright colour wall, for effectiveness of the blending of the effect.
Congratulations, you’re done! Scrape any leftover stain back into the tin for re-use. Wash your brushes and rollers thoroughly so you can use them for your next project.