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How to paint polka dots?

Postby january » Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:41 pm

I'm doing an accent wall in Violet's nursery that's turquoise blue (the other walls are white) and want to paint orange, magenta & lime polka dots all over it.

At first I planned on using different sized plates & bowls as a template for the dots, but then I realized that would mean we'd have to actually paint the dots freehand. :shock: I'd probably trust myself doing it, but DH is an absolutely horrific painter (my mom's painted it all so far) and my mom's got a hereditary condition that causes her hands to shake.

Anyone have any idea of some kind of "stencil" I could buy or make to help us paint polka dots of all different sizes?

TIA!
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Postby sharerc » Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:00 pm

I did polka dots on my DD's big girl room. I traced them like you said with plates and bowls. Then we painted the inside with a regular brush and went around the outside with a small paint brush that you would find in a kid's paint kit. It really wasn't hard at all. I wish you could see more contrast in my colors. But you can see more in person. Anyway, here you go.

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Postby memmie » Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:44 pm

Maybe you could make templates out of cardstock... Cut your size circles out of the middle. Then all you would have to do is put the paper up agains the wall tight and just paint the circle...it wouldnt matter if you got it on the paper. Does that make sense?! I have a hard time explaining things!
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Postby ThinkingAbout2 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:41 pm

I think you could use some kind of stencil wher eyou just plop the template over wher eyou want the circle and paint over the stencil.??
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Postby january » Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:28 pm

Wow, sharerc -- you must have a really steady hand!! :shock:

I'd trust myself to do it, but I don't think I do DH or my mom.
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Postby mellymel11 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:11 pm

I did dots in my son's room... I used a thing I found at JoAnn's... it was a stick with a foam sponge on the end of it. I just stuck it in the paint and twisted it, then put it on the wall and twisted to make a circle. I think my pics are still here somewhere... it's "Braden's room". Good luck!
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