How Do You Make a Paint Splat?

How Do You Make a Paint Splat?

Painting splatters on walls or other objects requires preparation of the surface and paint and proper tool selection. You need newspaper or drop-cloths, tinted primer, paint and paintbrushes in various sizes.

  1. Prepare the surface

    Wash the surface with soap and water, and allow it to dry, making sure the surface is free of dust and debris. If you are painting walls, cover the floor and furniture with newspaper and drop-cloths. Paint the wall with tinted primer as a background color to the paint splatters.

  2. Prepare the paint

    Mix the paint, and measure out a small amount to use. Keep individual colors sealed until use to avoid the colors mixing together. If using acrylics, add water to the paint in a 3-to-1 ratio.

  3. Paint the splatters

    If you are painting walls, dip the paintbrush into the paint, and do not wipe off the drips. Bend your arm back, then flick your arm forward, snapping at the wrist. The more force you use, the larger the range of the splatter pattern. If you are painting a smaller object, dip your brush into the paint, then rap the edge of the brush on your finger while holding it over the surface. Try experimenting with different size brushes for varying effects.