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Ready for a fresh look in your laundry room? Try this unusual painting method in which colors are applied in a gradated fashion.
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Measure and mark five equal sections on the wall with a pencil. Using a level, lightly draw horizontal lines.
Using the lines as general guides, paint each section a color, using a trim brush and a small 4" roller. (We used a separate roller for each.) Ours, from top to bottom: darkest blue, lightest blue, lightest green, mid-tone green, and darkest green. Let dry.
Roll the top color (darkest blue) over that same color again, but also overlap it into the next stripe (lightest blue). Then roll that stripe's color (lightest blue) to overlap the previous stripe (darkest blue).
Immediately dip a clean 3" paintbrush into both colors and blend the two colors. (Brush horizontally.) Continue brushing until the line between the colors is smooth and blurred.
Continue blending each stripe into the next until you get a smooth transition between each color.