5 Things You Can Paint Besides The Walls

You may be surprised to learn that there are so many other things you can paint at home besides the walls. So, grab your paint brush, and let's get started
5 Things You Can Paint Besides The Walls

Last update: 18 September, 2020

Painting is one of the easiest and most effective ways to give your home a personal touch. Today, however, we want to expand your horizons, and look beyond simply painting the walls. There are so many things you can paint in your home besides the walls, that you probably hadn’t even considered decorating until now.

With a few splashes of color here and there, you’ll be able to give your home that sense of style and charm you’ve seen in all the latest interior design magazines. Plus, it’s a great way to spend a rainy weekend. So, pick up your brush, pick out your favorite color, and get to work.

Things you can paint at home besides the walls

A boy painting a wall.

All those little areas of the house you usually overlook – the forgotten corners, those dull, lifeless floors, those worn-out tiles, and even the light switches – can undergo a radical transformation with the help of a fresh coat of paint.

As well as being super easy to do yourself, using paint allows you the freedom to do things your way, choosing the paint, colors, and designs you like best. Filling your spaces with these beautiful decorative details can make all the difference to your home, helping you create a unique and original space, that is clearly and unequivocally yours.

Wooden floors

Things you can paint at home: wooden floors.

Although you probably hadn’t even thought about it before now, repainting your wooden floors in a different color can completely change the look and feel of a room. While it can be a little time consuming, it’s easy to do.

First, start by sanding the wood gently. Then, clean the entire surface with soapy water, and wait 24 to 48 hours for it to dry. Next, you must remove any traces of wax or polish from between the joints. To do this, you’ll need to use a solvent.

Finally, all that’s left to do is apply a coat of paint, choosing the color you like best. As always, you’ll need to make sure the color you use is in keeping with the decorative style you want to create. For example, if you’re looking to give your home that Nordic feel, we recommend choosing lighter tones. Finally, remember to apply two coats of varnish once you’re done painting.

Radiators

Painted radiator.

Up until now, people have typically tried to make their radiators as inconspicuous as possible, even going so far as to conceal them behind couches and other pieces of furniture. But what would happen if, instead of hiding your radiators, you added a little color, and transformed them into unique and beautiful decorative elements for your home?

For example, you paint them in bright, striking colors to match your cushions, or even decorate them with patterns or flowers. The most important thing is to make sure to use anti-heat enamel paint that can withstand high temperatures. You’ll find plenty of options on Amazon.com.

Vases

Colorful modern-style vases.

How cool are these vases? At some time or other, you’ve probably bought a vase, only to find it didn’t quite work with your color scheme. Well, now’s the time to change that.

The only thing you’ll need to watch out for here is that you choose the right paint for the material you’re going to be working on. If your vase is made of glass, for example, you’ll need to use enamel paint. There are a variety of different finishes to choose from, including glossy, frosted, and polished. 

If you’re looking for a smooth matte finish and a bold, modern look, you’ll need a good acrylic paint. This will ensure you get full coverage, with no spots or patches. Once you’ve painted your vases, you could even paint glass jars to put in your pantry.

Things to paint at home – plugs and wall sockets

Things you can paint at home: wall sockets.

This is a cool and original idea, and so easy to do. In just a couple of hours, you’ll be able to add these fun little decorative touches to your home. Colorful sockets and switches are great for children’s bedrooms. For the perfect finish, you could even decorate the walls around your sockets as well. 

Tiles

Painting floor tiles.

Just like you did with your wooden floors, you’ll need to clean your tiles thoroughly and apply a solvent. In this case, the solvent will help to ensure the paint adheres to your tiles properly. You’ll also need to remove any traces of sealant and reapply it once you’ve finished painting.

You won’t be able to get your tiles wet for at least a week to ensure that the paint is completely dry and won’t come off. Whether the kitchen or the bathroom tiles, you can paint them any color you like, and transform your home.

There are so many things that you can paint at home besides the walls. We’ll be posting more on this topic in the future, so keep your eyes peeled for more fun and original ideas.

From the furniture to the laundry baskets, and even your lampshades, the possibilities are endless. All you need is a brush, a can of paint, and a can-do attitude. You may find you enjoy it so much, that you end up transforming your house from top to bottom.

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