Some people are afraid of the dark and some people are afraid of their own shadow! But can you imagine being afraid of your…walls?! AHH!
We’ve all encountered them – frightful walls that have lost their charm, just screaming for a makeover! Whether it’s peeling paint, unsightly stains, or a drab and uninviting colour, ugly walls can be one of the scariest eyesores. The good news? A fresh coat of paint can work wonders at transforming spooky, unsightly surfaces into works of art.
1. The Dreadfully Boring Beige Wall
_The 90’s called and they want their favourite colour back! Dreadfully boring beige was once a 90’s/early 2000’s favourite and is now considered to be frightful and uninspiring! Don’t scare your guests away with a dreadfully boring wall colour – add some colour and life back into your home! A fresh new colour or a feature wall are sure to bring some spice and interest back into your home. Take it from us, beige walls means it’s time to paint!
2. The Cracked Conundrum
____Don’t let the cracks in your walls keep you up at night! Don’t fret – it’s just a stress crack as a result from your foundation settling over time or the severe weather changes we experience in Calgary. Although scary looking, they are easily fixed! With proper preparation by filling and sanding the surface appropriately, you’ll be all set to apply a fresh coat of paint and you’ll be counting sheep once again.
3. The Dingy and Dark Dungeon
___A room with dark, dingy walls can feel oppressive and spooky! No one wants to feel like their own home is the next victim. Light and bright colours reflect more natural light and create a more inviting atmosphere. Opt for whites, pastels, or soft neutral warm tones to brighten and invigorate your space.
4. The Wallpaper Nightmare
Are your walls stuck in the 70’s nightmare of the wallpaper regime?! It’s time to let you know that in the 21st century wallpaper is a ghost of the past! Peeling or fading wallpaper can be alarming and you’re most likely ready for a change! Where to start? By removing old wallpaper, patching damaged areas, and applying new paint, you’ll be shocked you hadn’t done it sooner! Voila! – a new canvas for colour, a gallery wall or to simply revel in the beauty of a freshly painted wall!
5. The Kiddo Graffiti Attack
___Have your kids taken over and expressed their ‘artistic talents’ on your walls? Is the magic eraser just not cutting it anymore? Reclaim your walls and transform your colourful canvas of chaos with new paint. With a proper primer and a couple coats of new paint, you’ll be celebrating the simplicity of fresh paint!
6. The Wood Panelling Panic
___Outdated wood paneling can make your space feel like a scene from the board game Clue…”and it was Professor Plum in the wood paneled room!” Before removing them completely, try painting over the paneling for an updated modern look. This can totally transform any space without the headache of the word…renovation!
7. The DIY Disaster
___What began with good intentions quickly descended into chaos! Uneven brush strokes, paint spills on the floor, and mismatched shades of colour that turned into a visual catastrophe. The “accent wall” resembles a modern art piece gone awry, and the once-pristine space now serves as a cautionary tale for the dangers of the amateur painter. Yikes! It’s time to hire the pros and put that paint PTSD to rest once and for all! Hire some pros and get the job done right.
Don’t be fearful of your own home! The Urban Painter has been painting spooky walls since 2008 and we’re here to take care of any unwanted eyesores in your home. With the right preparation and high quality paints, we’ll turn your ugliest walls into beautiful canvas’s ready to be filled with your unique personal style. Don’t despair when faced with ugly walls – turn spook-tacular into spectacular with fresh paint!
-The Urban Painter