p>I decided I wanted to learn to paint, so I painted a mural in my basement! Check out this timelapse to see how I did it, with some audio commentary. Watch it in 4K!
Hey everybody, I wanted to share with you this cool project I’ve been working on, and I wanted to show how I did it!
I had a blank wall in my basement in a room that will eventually become my kids’ play room, and I’ve always had a project in the back of my mind. I saw somewhere that you can paint anything you want using a projector to just project that image, and then you kind of just paint what you see. I finally had the opportunity to try it out and I wanted to share a time lapse of how I did it!
The goal basically is to project an image onto the wall, which you can see here I’m doing with the lights off, and I’m just painting these clouds. And then later I turn the lights on and I just sort of fill in those lines. Then I project the next layer, which in this case is the sun, paint the lines, and then again fill it in. I keep doing that over and over again until ultimately I’m painting the final product.
The plus signs at the top are painters tape that I use to keep the projector in the exact same place in case it gets bumped.
I learned a ton about painting during this project. First and foremost, latex paint sticks better to primer than other latex paint, so the very first thing that I did here (which was to cover the entire primed wall with that peach background color) actually made the entire job instantly more difficult!
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Another major lesson that I learned is that putting lighter paint on top of darker paint doesn’t work so well and it requires multiple passes.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this video – I really enjoyed working on this project!