Painting around existing wall art

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Posted by: from Pinawa
4/11/2019 at 12:41:24 PM

I've had some damage in my home and need to repaint a bedroom wall. However that bedroom wall has original hand painted wall art on it consisting of vines, leaves etc. I am trying to save the wall art while at the same time using a new colour (that coordinates with the old colour) on the wall. I'm just not sure what options there are for 'blending' the new colour into the old one as my brush/roller approaches the wall art. Any ides or help would be greatly appreciated.

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Date/Time4/11/2019 at 3:06:28 PM

Hi Myrna

I have done this on two occasions in my 23 years in business. You must put a frame or

boarder around what you do not want to touch.

Not a physical wood or metal frame but a painted frame. Obviously something that blends with the colors in the room and or Art work. You make this frame/boarder with green frog tape. You can use a few colors if you feel brave and the corners do not have to be 90 degrees. You do not want to make this boarder any wider then 2 " or it may take away from your Art work. If your ceilings are very high then you probably could get away with a wider boarder. A very small decorative

screen moulding ( 1" wide ) that's painted the same as your new paint before it's installed may work as well.

Good Luck

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Steven from Potter Renovations in Russell
Date/Time4/11/2019 at 9:16:07 PM

There are a host of painting techniques that could allow you to blend your new reno color into the old color surrounding your art. Rag rolling and brush blending are two that come to mind.

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Date/Time4/11/2019 at 11:15:23 PM

Hi Myrna,

You could paint a frame as suggested. But you could do a wood picture fram as well as a solid color break.

If done properly it would look great!!

Or if and I say if, paint the wall and get the artist back???

Best of luck!

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Date/Time4/13/2019 at 8:37:13 AM

Hi Myrna,This painting procedure requires an artistic painters steady hand and patience. Unfortunately because there isn't a large pool of them, they tend to be expensive.Hope this helps!

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