How To Paint Clouds Using Chalk Finish Paint

clouds painting on loft wall

Have you ever wanted to paint clouds on your furniture, walls, or ceiling?

Painting clouds involves layering techniques and color blending. These are advanced techniques that require patience, a steady hand, and an artistic eye. If you are not familiar with these techniques, we recommend working on something small before you tackle a ceiling or a wall.


Paint The Walls And Ceiling

Before you can add multiple layers and create clouds, you must first give your walls and ceiling a base coat of a pink chalk finish paint like House&Canvas Dusty Rose.

  1. Apply one coat of Dusty Rose Chalk Finish Paint to your surface using the oval brush.
  2. Allow the surface to dry for one hour.
  3. Apply a second coat of Dusty Rose. Apply the paint smoothly and ensure there are no drip marks.
  4. Wait 24 hours to allow the Dusty Rose to completely dry.

How To Paint Clouds

1. Tape of any walls, ceilings or baseboards that you don’t want to get paint on.

2. Start at the top left corner (or the right if you’re left-handed). Dip the oval brush into your quart of Newport, and begin applying the paint to the wall in sections.

Use circular brush movements for the entire project.

3. When you’ve completed a section. Use the spray bottle to mist water over the Newport.

4. Using the same brush, add Lavender by misting over the Newport and blending the Lavander in.

5. Blend in some Dusty Rose into the Lavender to add dimension. Only blend in spots allowing the Lavander to remain.

7. Start forming clouds by applying Angora to your brush. Use circular motions. Allow the areas with the Lavender and Dusty Rose to show through,

6. To achieve the look of soft sunshine, add some Meadow throughout as seen in the picture. Don’t overdo it, a little goes a long way.

Continue to mist with the spray bottle – just enough to keep the paint from drying.

8. Add Newport to the areas around the clouds.

9. Use Angora to lighten the areas around the cloud where the Newport was applied. Leave some areas darker than others to achieve a more realistic look.

10. Step back and look at your painting. Take a clean brush and go back to where you started. Paint over the clouds leaving the Newport, Lavender and Dusty Rose showing through. The clouds should look fluffy and white.

11. Continue adding to your painting until you are happy. Lavender, Dusty Rose, and Meadow will help add dimension, sunshine, and realism to the painting.

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