Tips For Painting Dollhouse Interior Walls
Painting the walls of a doll house can be as tedious as painting the walls of your own house. It may not be fun, but you'll surely enjoy the results of a job well done. Thinking about your plans for doll house decorating should begin at the start of the construction process, since it's often easiest to paint interior rooms before the house is assembled.
Which colors will provide the perfect backdrop for all your miniatures? First, consider the time period and style of the home. If you're painting a classic Victorian mansion, that might call for a different color scheme than a '50s diner'. Of course, that's not to say that you can't mix things up a bit. After all, mixing different styles is part of the fun of collecting miniature accessories.
Your plans for doll house painting should include colors for the walls, trim, and accents. If you need inspiration for color combinations, look in home decorating magazines. The same color combinations that look great on full-scale walls will also work in miniature. Be creative! Is there a color that you'd love to paint your own home, but you don't have the right décor to match? Maybe you think a bright yellow wall would be the perfect pop of color, but don't want something that bold in your own house? Doll house decorating is the perfect way to try out imaginative decorating ideas!
Consider plans for doll house finishing before you start assembling the walls. Before painting, apply a sealant to prevent the wood from absorbing too much paint. Sand away any rough surfaces and then coat each wall with the sealant. This is best done before the walls of the house have been assembled. Which walls will be painted, and which will be papered? Carefully tape any areas you don't want to paint. Once you've prepared the walls, it's time to start painting the walls. Then, begin painting the trim and detail work.
While it is usually easier to paint the walls before the house has been assembled, some dollhouse builders find that the layer of paint, although thin, interferes with the fit of the wooden parts. Others like to assemble the house first so that they can clearly see the divisions between the rooms. While there may be benefits to waiting until after assembly to make plans for doll house decorating, putting it off can lead to more taping and more time spent working the paint into corners that are now hard to reach.