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How to Hand-Paint Embossed Wallpaper

Applying a hand-painted finish to embossed wallpaper could take weeks, but the results can make it worthwhile.

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    $50 - $100

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Step 1: Prepare the Wall Surface

Apply a solid base coat of paint and allow it to dry.

Step 2: Paint Chosen Areas in Contrasting Colors

Use a small brush to hand-paint chosen elements of the embossed surface. Be sure to use quality paintbrushes and have ample amounts of paint mixtures on hand so you can maintain color consistency as you proceed through the painting process.