Are you a huge fan or Piet Mondrian’s work? You might not be able to get your hands on an actual Mondrian, but the best way to appreciate the legendary artist’s work is to create a personalized mural inspired by his work. You do not need an art degree to get this done in your house, today and maybe right away! Here’s how you can bring home De Stijl !
Prep your wall
Remove furniture from the room before you start to dust and clean the walls. For most surfaces, use a towel or a vacuum cleaner. Scrape any cracked or flaking paint with a paint scraper and plaster bumps with sandpaper. A high-quality primer will help to hide any small imperfections on walls. Use a good water-based primer on new drywall. Choose an oil-based primer for walls that have heavy stains from water or smoke damage, or if the wall has panelling. Use painter’s tape to cover off any parts that you might spill paint on.
Purchase good quality white, red, blue, yellow and black paint. You can reach out to us at Deluxe Coatings to find the right combination for your wall and the right amount of paint you will need. For the closest finish to a Piet Mondrian, we suggest painting your wall with a fresh coat of white first.
Draw lines and paint in the blocks
Draw light reference lines and use painters tape to cover the lines. Start with yellow, then red and then blue. Paint blocks on your wall and use a reference image to help you out. Plan out your white space wisely and in advance. Go over with as many coats as necessary for a good finish.
The Black Lines
After your paint has dried, pull out your initial tape. You will have clean lines/gaps, separating your blocks. Carefully tape the edges of the painted blocks with painters tape, so only the separating lines/gaps is exposed. Paint black in these spaces. Make sure your paints are thick enough to not bleed or drip into each other