Wallpaper Paint: The Paint Roller That Creates A Wallpaper Look

November 13, 2012 7:00 pm Published by 13 Comments

One of the easiest ways to completely change the look of a room is to paint the walls a different color. Even though painting can seem like an overwhelming project since you need so many supplies, once you get into it, it can help you release your creativity with lasting benefits. I remember about a year ago, I decided to paint one wall in my house, and before I knew it, I had painted a few walls, the foyer and a bathroom. But what if you want to mix it up a little and add even more personality to it all? In that case, you might consider these patterned paint rollers.

These paint rollers will actually make your walls look like they have wallpaper on them, which is an illusion that is trendy and artistic right now. I’ve never seen this type of paint roller until today, although they’ve apparently been around for years. If you look at the short video below with a demonstration of how it works, you’ll see it seems very simple. However, I have a feeling this might be a bit more tricky than that. I’ll have to investigate further and let you know. Or, if you’ve used a patterned paint roller, maybe you can share your experience with us.

These particular paint rollers are designed to be used on fabric, walls or paper. There is an embossed pattern on each roller which will create a different look. To get the most unique look, you could paint the wall a striking color and then use a complementary color for the pattern. If you want to get really fancy, you could smooth your ceiling and paint that too (a solid color, not patterned), and then top it all off with lamps instead of overhead lights. Of course, if you want to get geeky with it, you can scrap all this and go for a more Super Mario Paint approach. The sky is the limit! You can pick up one of these paint rollers for about $25 in the patternedpaintroller Etsy store, and you can learn more about the method on The Painted House.

Patterned Paint Rollers Give The Illusion Of Wallpaper

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13 Comments

  • Csilla Szabo says:

    This roller called a molnar roller. It was invented by a Hungarian man called Imre Molnar 1955. It is a shame that other people are making lots of money of somebody else’s intellectual property and they don ‘t even credit the person who invented it . It is a sad world we live in.

    • Claire says:

      Hopefully he made some money from it while he was alive. Although typically, patents expire in 20 years in the USA and in Europe.

    • gabriella pomogats says:

      I did not know the Hungarian invention, all my grandmother was so jobajaban painted the wall. Now I want to use it for my children.

  • Csilla Szabo says:

    This roller called a molnar roller. It was invented by a Hungarian man called Imre Molnar in 1955. It is a shame that other people are making lots of money of somebody else’s intellectual property and they don ‘t even credit the person who invented it . It is a sad world we live in.

  • Marianne mariano says:

    Where can i buy this here in the phils

  • gail maizel says:

    This idea has been around so long it is not a stolen idea. That is like saying you shouldn’t use a safety pin.Where can I get one??

  • Courtney says:

    Where can I buy this roller I have looked in every hardware store, and paint store in Toronto, Ontario and can not seem to find any of these?

  • paula says:

    Their webiste is: http://www.the-painted-house.co.uk I am buying these rollers myself they sell internationally and they sell on Etsy

  • Sarah Anderson says:

    In the US there’s a shop NotWallpaper
    http://www.notwallpaper.com

    • Jane says:

      I tried to order from them and they never shipped my order. After multiple emails I finally had to file a claim with Paypal, who eventually refunded my money. I’d be careful about this seller.

    • megan says:

      its a scam! i was taken too… don not buy from this seller

  • John Weiss says:

    This process would take quite a bit of practice before you used it ‘for real’. It’s made out to be easy but to get the effects the website shows one would have to use some sort of plumb mark at the very least and if one wanted the correct ‘drop match’ the roller must be started at a precise location. And, you know, one has to consider what to do with the area the roller can’t be worked.

  • nagesh says:

    i need all design painting rollers for synthetic and royal play enamel use for home decor purpose kindly provide details and price including shipping charges to india

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