How To Paint the Sky & Hills in the Background


One of our most frequently asked questions is how to paint the hills in our mural scenes, so we decided to do a post about it. You'll see that it is really quite simple.

Our murals can, of course, be painted or applied to plain or monotone walls, but for them to really POP, we recommend that you stage the scene with 2 colors of latex paint to create a scene with a sky and gentle rolling hills. Here’s how to do it:


1) First, using a paint roller, paint the entire room/wall the sky color and let dry.

2) Next...

DIY Tutorial Paint Hills

3) Then...
How To Paint Hills on Walls

4) Now...
DIY Wall Mural With Hill

5) Finally...
Finished Hill for Wall Mural

 Tip! Save background color paint for touch-ups.

Tip! Corners can be tricky. To avoid it looking like a point, try to make your hill line at the corners as flat as possible.

Tip! You’ve got a lot going on with the mural design so go easy on the hills. Gently flowing hills tend to look much better than Dr. Seuss style extremity.


Michael shows this process very simply in the Tutorial Video for the Fanciful Fairies Stencil Kit. After about 30 seconds, he demonstrates this easy hill-painting method.

Now that you’ve seen for yourself how easy it is, get out there and paint that wall mural!


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  • Michael Goins
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  • Stephanie Goins
    Stephanie Goins

    Hi Dawn. It is painter’s tape. It really isn’t too bad to curve. You have to just work it little by little and overlap when necessary.

  • dawn

    What kind of tape it that? I find that regular painters tape is very difficult to curve. Thanks!

  • Stephanie

    katklaw777 Glad we could help! If you run into any issues, please feel free to come back to us for help.

  • katklaw777

    This tutorial is very helpful.
    I have wanted to do a mural but didn’t want it to be on a flat colored wall. Thanks for the help!

  • deborah wuest
    deborah wuest

    You make it look so easy!

  • Stephanie

    Thanks, Danita. This is, of course, music to our ears. It is hard to get across how unique and beautiful they are. Very detailed and thin. Pictures just don’t do it justice. Thanks for your comment!

  • Danita Ranslem
    Danita Ranslem

    We loved your princess wall kit and so did my grandaughters- my daughter and I painted and applied the castles and rest of the kit in about 4 hrs- looks terrific. We keep telling each other how they look like they are painted on rather than applied to the wall fantastic product

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