Paint With Fantasy Rolls

Floor Painting: Grid Quickly

The V-shaped profile of the “special angles” roller adapts well to the tracing of thin lines. The edges are not absolutely clear, but all the charm comes from this artisanal rendering. Hence the idea of ​​using it for a colored grid (here of two colors) on a carpet of coconut fibers.

Coconut floor paint

After materializing the traces by strained son blocked on both sides, the roll is used freehand.

To obtain a covering marking, load the periphery of the wheel: pour a small amount of paint in the bottom of a tray and roll several movements back and forth, without pressing to extract the last drops unlike a roller classic. Under pressure, the foam deforms and may thicken the line. When the line fades, reload the roulette wheel.

Try to get clean lines without using masking tape. namely, the “helping hand” is taken quickly.

Leopard-like painting

This "burnt" polyester foam roller is normally used to give a "rustic rendering" relief to freshly applied coatings (facades and interiors). In version "paint roller", it offers a rather funny "leopard" speckled effect. Available in sleeves of small, medium and large width, the "special plaster" roll is used to visually animate an empty surface (a picture on a wall, for example). Here, the perimeter of the window is underlined by a strip made with a sleeve of small width (7.5 cm).

  • The realization.
  • As for the previous exercise, pour some paint in the bottom of the tray and do not overload the roller.
  • Protect the frame by placing pieces of masking tape.
  • Mark the four angled angles and draw the two vertical stripes.
  • For horizontal strips, place the adhesives against the outer edge of the vertical stripes.

Paint with a rag

If the rag method requires time and patience to paint a speckled wall, pocket roll painting is a fun and fast technical alternative. It also offers a more regular result.

Take an ordinary roll of a width adapted to the surface to be covered. Style the sleeve of a plastic bag and bind it with rubber bands irregularly spaced (at an angle or perpendicular). Lightly fluff the plastic by pulling it between the elastics.

cloth effect paint with rollers

  • The realization.
  • Pass a brush of the chosen color on the surface of the bag around the sleeve.
  • Spin lightly in the bottom of a tray to spread the paint over the entire surface.
  • Paint normally.
  • To enhance the effect: pass a second layer.
  • To mitigate it, apply a layer of the background color.

Last asset: after use, the roll is all clean!