Painting an Ombré Wall – Speedy Tutorial #27

Painting an Ombré Wall – Speedy Tutorial #27


Hi everyone, I’m back with another video tutorial for you. If you’re new here, my name is Pat Rios, I’m from The Wood Spa. Today I’m going to show you how I painted this ombré wall in my master bedroom. I’m calling it “The Dreamy Wall” and it has this stormy, cloudy sky effect, which is pretty cool. I hope you like it. If you still haven’t subscribed to my channel, please do it now. It’s the red button below this video. I used three colors of latex paint Shadow Mountain Starless Night, and New House White. Also chip brushes and a spray bottle with water. I started by painting a large stripe of the darker and the lighter colors of my ombré. Gray on the bottom and White on the top. If the wall you’re working on is now painted in a dark or very bright color, you should paint it completely white before you start , or your original color will show through your ombré As I got to the area in the middle, it was time to dilute my paint with water, loosen up my strokes, and start the blending. I worked in a crisscross pattern but this is optional. The pattern is not supposed to be visible once you start adding water and blending all the colors Used a different brush for each color and Always wiped off any paint from my brush before working on a light area I did the full spectrum of my ombré in one small area of the wall to determine where I wanted my transitions to be. But after that, I worked all across the wall, the whole length, blending two colors at a time. First gray and blue, then white and blue. To keep my paint wet, every now and then I would spray a little bit of water to my brush. I avoided spraying water straight to my wall because I didn’t want any drips to show And also because when I sprayed water to the wall The original color would show through. Then I kept going the entire wall… Always wetting my brush, always working two colors at a time until I covered the whole wall. Then I called it a day and only came back the next day with fresh eyes. This was not a straightforward, step by step kind of project. I would go back and forth a lot of times with each color, and step away, look again, adjust some spots here and there… You’re not looking for any symmetry. You’re not looking for perfection. At some point it’s gonna look right, and then you’ll know you are done. I hope this video encourages you to try to paint your own wall and if you do decide to try, I have a few warnings for you. It gets ugly before it gets pretty, so Don’t be disappointed and don’t give up. It’s a long, tedious process, especially if your wall is large like mine was. The best way to do is… When you are halfway and you’re already stressed, or it doesn’t really look like you were expecting… Take a break. Just resume the next day and go back with the colors you think you should add here and there. And then, little by little, you’re gonna see, you’re gonna get your wall the way you like it. It’s not going to look like mine. This type of finish is very unique And it’s supposed to look different from one another, but it’s gonna have your style and it’s gonna be beautiful. Trust me. You’re gonna mess up at some point, but it’s a very forgiving technique. You can just go back with more water more paint and cover up the mess until you fix it. Everything is fixable in this style. So my advice to you is, Be patient. Be persistent. Take breaks. I’m sure, you’re gonna make something beautiful. Good luck, and I see you on the next video. Thanks for watching!

22 thoughts on “Painting an Ombré Wall – Speedy Tutorial #27

  1. Your wall is so gorgeous!!! I appreciate the step by step instructions and encouragement that it may get ugly before it looks right. I would love to try this! Thanks for a great video.

  2. Nice! I love the colors you chose. The wall looks beautiful! I wonder if you could do the glaze on a wall like you did on the french provincial dresser. Do you think it would turn out the same?

  3. Gorgeous! The word "dramatic" gets thrown around a lot to describe a room or piece of furniture but this wall is the definition of dramatic! It changes the entire feel of the room and is a piece of art. Just stunning. if it were in my house I'd sit and stare at it all day and night! I'd never get anything done. Who knew you could paint a wall and bring the romance back! LOL!

  4. Wow this is so gorgeous! I think I’m going to give this a shot! I was wondering though, how much did you purchase of each paint?

  5. Absolutely gorgeous but how did the pattern of your brush strokes 'disappear'? As in the end result looks gorgeously cloudy and blended but in the original closeup at the end of your first day it was so obviously brushed?

  6. This video inspired me to give it a go! Brilliant tips especially 'it looks worse before it gets better'. My wall looks amazing and I'm extremely critical of my own work. Thank you

  7. I love your wall ! Before seeing this video I had all ready painted two walls and one little ceiling with sky and clouds.

  8. Amazing…. Excellent and simple the way you explain,
    I will do it but I know I can't do it like you at the first But I do my best
    Thank You…

  9. 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 Thank you very much, Dear ARTIST! Wish ou to stay healthy and inspired!

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