ethanjsmith82

Best way to paint feature walls?

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I have been using a combnation of "room divider" and soffits that are 1/16" thick to enable me to paint a feature wall a different color.  The room divider option is the fastest but it's not always applicable.

 

I am finding myself mostly using the soffit method.  It's tedious because you have to work around windows and doors or else it covers part of those, so on a wall with a doorway and a window you end up having to create like 6 different soffits.

Is there a better and/or more efficient way to paint a feature wall?  By "feature", I mean a room where one of the walls is a different color from all the other walls in that room.

 

Would the "custom backsplash" work?

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Change the Interior Wall Surface for the wall to be whatever color you want.

 

And yes, a custom backsplash would also work. Set it to 1/32" thick and choose the paint color as a material.

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You would think that would work (specifying it within the properties of the wall), but it does not (at least not for me).  It appears the color specified for the whole room is overriding anything I choose within the wall properties DBX.  Even if I reset the room back to "drywall" it still won't show the color I pick in wall properties DBX.

 

I just can't imagine I am the only person out there who is trying to paint feature/accent walls.

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I tried the custom backsplash method and that appears to work OK.  By default it specifies a tile material and it's also too thick, but changing those settings a single time for an entire wall takes much less time than creating 5 separate soffits.

 

Thanks!

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Just a followup, it looks like if you have a feature/accent wall with a doorway and you "paint" that wall using the custom backsplash tool, and then later on move the doorway left/right along that wall, the newly-exposed wall surface (i.e. where the doorway used to be) does NOT automatically get the color that you set in the backsplash.  I am pretty sure this is a bug in the program.

 

The workaround is to just shrink the custom backsplash so that it's small enough to not overlap any portion of the doorway or the newly-exposed wall area, then enlarge it back to its original full-wall width.

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Lot of these kind of questions are answered in the KnowledgeBase (KB) , lots of good Tutorials and FAQ's there including painting one wall

 

Your issue with the Wall DBX maybe related to how or if you Painted the Room before trying to change one Wall but not sure without a plan.

 

if you think you found a bug make sure you report it to TS , as they don't check the Forum for Bug reports, so it wont get fixed otherwise.

 

 

https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/support/article/KB-00071/changing-the-color-or-material-of-a-single-wall.html

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In 2D click the wall you want change and then edit, Don't click the Room, just the wall (s) in that room,

 

Have you tried the break wall tool?

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How can I paint only the space between the lowers and uppers a different color than the rest of the room? I can't figure out how to make the space white.

 

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Most times it's best to start a new thread, especially when your problem is different.

 

Use a thin soffit against the wall, or the backsplash option on the cabinets.

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