I decided to try my hand at painting a large-scale, geometric mural to brighten up our garage.
My husband helped me tape up the design, using painters' tape, and then I got to work...making a lot of mistakes along the way.
I thought I'd be able to use spray paint, which turned out to be a disaster. The dust from the cans went everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE in the garage, including contaminating all of the other triangles (even when they were covered up). Turns out spray paint doesn't cover large areas very well either, I went through a whole can for every two triangles.
Several trips to Home Depot and I finally got myself some rollers and house paint which were by far the better option.
I used three shades of pink, two shades of teal, and a metallic bronze paint - and did at least two coats on each triangle. It was important to let the paint dry for at least 24 hours before removing the tape, so I didn't mess up the edges. Watch the short time-lapse video below:
I started with the geometric triangle design because it was fairly simple to execute and I thought it would make a fun photo backdrop. In a few months I may paint over the whole thing and try a more complex mural or some graffiti. Any suggestions on what I should paint next?
If you have any questions on the steps I took, or you've painted your own large mural before, leave me a comment and let me know!
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