Easy Step by Step Instructions to Paint a Kids Wall Mural
Do you want to make your son room totally unique? Are you looking for an inexpensive way to decorate a boys room? Below you will find step by step instructions on how to paint a simple wall mural that will add life and excitement to your son's room. Anyone can do this, you experience necessary! The first thing you need to do is decide on what you would like your mural to be. The easiest way to do this is to find a picture of your son's favorite character, sports star, super hero, etc. Or, choose something that will complement the boys bedding set that you have in the room. Most often many boys bedding sets relate to either sports, construction trucks, dinosaurs or super heros. Whichever you choose, make sure the colors of the mural will compliment the boys bedding. You can also get ideas by looking in his coloring books. A perfect place for simple yet animated characters. So now that you have chosen a mural to paint, you will need to take that picture and get a transparency made of it. All copy and print stores can do that for you. Then, you will need to either borrow or rent a projector to project your image onto the wall. Don't be scared off by this step. It's really quite simple. If you are unable to locate one to borrow, they are only approximately $50.00 to purchase. Once you find one, set the projector on a firm surface across from the wall you'd like to paint and ensure that it is set level. Otherwise, your image will not be straight on the wall. Now you are ready to start drawing the image onto the wall. Use a sharp pencil and trace your image following the projector's outline. It's time to paint! Purchase some inexpensive acrylic paints in whichever colors you will need along with a package containing different sized brushes. Remember, if you would like your wall mural to compliment your boys bedding set, then choose your colors accordingly. Paint your mural beginning with the large areas, then the smaller areas. To make for a nicer end result, it is best to start from the top and work your way down. This way your hand or arm does not come into contact with the wet paint. If desired, you may go back once you are finished and outline all the edges. If pencil marks still remain, gently wipe then away. And there you have it! A unique, inexpensive way to brighten up your son's room.