How To Paint A Mountain Mural

Set the stage for fun

It's worth nurturing a sense of creativity in your kids, so why not set their imaginations on fire by painting a mountain mural in their bedroom!

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Estimated Time

A weekend
You should allow
a weekend to paint
an entire room.

Materials

Here's what you're going to need:

  • PAINT
  • DROP
    CLOTHS
  • PAINTER’S
    MASKING TAPE
  • MINI PAINT
    ROLLERS
  • PAINT
    TRAY
  • STEP
    LADDER
  • PENCIL
  • MEASURING
    TAPE
  • PAINT POTS (for mixing if required)

Steps

  1. Prepare the walls using Taubmans 3 in 1, Pure Performance, or Easy Coat Prep. Check out the Taubmans ‘How to Prepare a Wall Video’ for a step by step guide.
  2. Paint the walls on either side of the mural in a light colour that will complement your design.
  3. To figure out how many rows of colour you want, place pencil marks for mountain peaks as a rough guide. There’s no right or wrong, what looks right for the space is best.
  4. Start creating your mountain by angling a strip of tape up from the left side of the wall. Add another strip in the opposite direction, crossing the tape over at the top. Make sure you have excess tape on both sides.
  5. Once you’ve done your first row, stand back to see if you’re happy with your angles, and adjust if you need. Keep repeating this process across the wall, but as you go up in layers, slightly decrease the gap between the peaks so it gives the illusion of distance.
  6. To cut the peaks, align your ruler to the outside edge of the tape - run your blade gently along the outside edge of the tape to score it. Lift off the excess tape to give you a nice sharp point. Press all along the tape to make sure it’s firmly adhered to the wall before you paint.
  1. Once you’re happy with the layout, it’s time to paint!
  2. Select your colours by choosing one base colour and mixing in white to get lighter shades, or by purchasing Four One Litre (4 x 1L) tins of your colour palette.
  3. Using a small roller start at the bottom and work your way up, ensuring you stay within the tape. It’s ok if you go over slightly, just make sure you don’t go over all the way.
  4. Use either a white or really light grey to do the top section.
  5. After two hours, recoat, then wait another two hours before removing the tape and revealing your master piece.
  6. Touch up the edges with small brush if you need.
  7. Now you’re ready to style! Let your imagination run free. And ask the kids to help, they’ll absolutely love this part.
  8. SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? LET’S GO PAINT!

 

Sample Palettes

  • BLACKBERRY JAM

  • PANAMA ROSE

  • RESTFUL ROSE

  • CYBERPUNK - AS PER
    VIDEO & PHOTOS

  • BLACK PEARL
    TIMBRELL GREY
    CYBERPUNK
    REGIMENTAL
    REGIMENTAL HALF STRENGTH

  • BLUE TANG
    NORWEGIAN BLUE
    FRESHWATER PEARL
    FLAX FLOWER
    FLAX FLOWER HALF STRENGTH

  • SPRING TIME

  • BRIGHT JADE

  • TEAL FLASH

  • ALL BLACK
    DEEP WATER
    CARUSO
    PACIFIC COAST
    MOUNTAIN TOP HALF STRENGTH

  • TWO TO TANGO

  • DARK SALMON
    CORAL SPLASH
    TAHITIAN SUNSET
    SWEET SIXTEEN
    PEACH CASCADE