In case you have kids and you are considering sprucing up their bedrooms or playroom with whimsical wall art, you want to understand the way to make circles. The simple geometric figures can form the foundation drawing faces or flowers, or they could stand on their own as abstract designs. A steady hand and 20/20 vision notwithstanding, you may find it hard to paint a circle, even if you draw it first. The job is easier, and the results more reliable, if you produce a stencil from a bit of paper, cardboard or plastic.
Unroll a sheet of packaging paper from a 3-foot roster. Make it long enough to attract the size of circle that you want to paint on the wall. If you would like to make a circle having a diameter more than 3 feet, then unroll two pieces of paper and then tape them together with masking tape.
Lay the paper flat on a table and then bend it down. Cut a piece of string that’s as long as the diameter of the circle that you want to draw, tie 1 end to a thumb tack and the other end to a pen. Push the tack into the work bench in the center of this newspaper.
Pull the pencil to tighten the string and draw the circle on the paper. Pull out the tack when you are done. Cut around the outline with a utility knife.
Move the newspaper from the table to the wall, positioning it so the circle is where you need it. Push tacks to the four corners of this newspaper and about the borders of the circle.
Paint the circle with a spray can or a roller. You will likely need two coats, so allow the first one dry before you apply the second.
Pull out the tacks and remove the newspaper once the second coat dries. Fill the tack holes by dabbing a small quantity of spackling compound into each one and touching up with the wall colour.