Give your kids an inspirational bedroom makeover with Monarch

With just two colours and a “mountain design”, you can create a colourful wall that will inspire your kids to play and stay in their bedrooms forever. Simply choose two colours and get started with Monarch’s Renew in 2. The team at Monarch share how to get started.

Preparing your rollers

Whether you’re using water-based or oil-based paint, rinse your roller in running water and run your hand up and down the roller to get rid of excess lint. Shake the roller. Attach the roller to the frame and spin it quickly off a wall or other flat surface to remove the extra water—just make sure it’s not the wall you’re about to paint!

Preparing your walls

Start by checking your walls for damage. If there are any cracks, leaks, mould, or other damage to your existing paint, consult a professional before continuing. If there are bubbles in the paint or areas where it has flaked away, sand them down so that the area is smooth. Preparation is critical for a quality finish—sand the wall, dust and wash using Monarch Sugar Soap.

Mark out your design

Mark out your design

With quality painters tape, mark out the design for your wall. To create the mountain effect, ensure that the tape is laid nice and straight. Make sure the edges of tape on the inside of the design, where you will paint, are neat with no overhang.

This involves painting a margin around the edges of the tape to prevent the paint bleeding under the tape. First paint the larger foreground mountains in the first colour with your Monarch Detail & Finish brush, cutting in from the edge first then move you brush towards the tape to ensure you get a nice straight line.

Rolling (colour one) – First coat

Load your Monarch Smart Lock Mini Roller and begin to paint, starting half a rollers’ width from the edge of the tape towards the middle, using a light-to-moderate pressure. Glide the roller up and down the wall from top to bottom. Keep your paint tray nearby for easy loading. The mini roller size makes it easy to use when painting creative designs.

Cutting in and rolling (second colour) – First coat

Follow the above-mentioned steps when painting the background peak mountain in your second colour. For smaller design areas paint with your Monarch Wall Brush for a more accurate finish.

Cutting in and rolling colors one and two second coat

Cutting in and rolling (colours one and two) – Second coat

When the first coat of colour is dry, then apply your second coat for both colours. Ensuring that each coat is completely dry before the next one goes on, so the new coat won’t pull up the old one and create bubbles in your surface.

Congratulations, you’re done! Make sure you wait until the paint is completely dry before putting your furniture back in place. In the meantime, scrape any leftover paint back into the tin for re-use. Wash your brushes and rollers thoroughly so you can use them for your next project. Remember to store your roller in its plastic container in between projects.

Discover the full Monarch range

Check out the full Monarch range available at your local Bunnings Warehouse.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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