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Vertical, horizontal or ascending

In two-color painting of a wall, the color border runs horizontally, vertically or diagonally. If a substrate such as a fine plaster is present, it may be sufficient to paint the wall only partially.

While with vertical delimitation the paint orders range from the edge of the ceiling to the bottom edge, a desired height is selected in the horizontal direction. Heights between one and two meters are popular and popular, which set the lower wall area. A horizontal borderline, between ten and twenty centimeters from the ceiling, creates the visual effect of a higher space. The upper color should always be lighter than the lower one.

A diagonal color border creates an exciting but also dominating aspect. It can restrict the furnishing options and furniture placement. For free-standing walls, which are created for example as gallery and photo wall, a diagonal deposition is particularly suitable.

Small-scale patterns and structures

In addition to 2-color combined solid surfaces, the two-color painting of a wall pattern is also an interesting alternative. As geometric patterns for wall design come into question:

checkerboard pattern

  • grid pattern
  • diamonds
  • isosceles triangles
  • multiple deductions and stripes
  • integrate wall decoration such as a W
  • color selection and combination

If a wall is painted in color, which colors should be used, the Color theory and the psychological effect of colors are taken into account.

For color combinations, the following applies in general:

darker shades always lower at the horizontal divider

  • the darkest divide at half the divide horizontalen select complementary colors or shades of the same base color as gray
  • create clean edges and lines
  • The biggest challenge is the clean and precise dividing line between two colors. Masking tape made of crepe is sufficient for viscous colors. However, it is safer to cover the wall with masking tape and additional auxiliary acrylic. Auf Stick the masking tape to the edge of the lighter first painted paint. Dünn 2. Spread the acrylic from a cartridge on the adhesive edge thinly with your finger for the next coat of paint

3. Apply new paint and simply paint over the acrylic

4. After a brief drying of the new coat, apply the masking tape evenly and slowly in the longitudinal direction from top to bottom peel off

Instead of acrylic, an applied creping tape can also be "sealed" with paint applied carefully and in a small amount.
Tips & TricksIf you apply the paint by spraying instead of painting, protect the other surface with thin foil, which you fix with the masking tape opposite the coating edge. Spray paint always produces a light and larger fog.

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