STRIPE IT UP
- A space that you want to jazz up quickly and easily!
- Frog tape for sharp, clean lines.
- A measuring tape for precision.
- A level for straight lines.
- Paint for striping it up.
- Roller set up for laying it out.
- If your existing wall is the base colour you would like make sure it is clean, ready to be taped up. If you want a different base colour then prepare the walls as you would for any paint job; fill holes with spackle, wait till dry and sand. Cut and roll the base colour on to the wall. Two coats is standard. Make sure you wait the proper drying time before you start to tape!
- Using your pencil to mark, measure out where the stripes are to start and finish up one side of the wall. It may be helpful to draw a picture to scale on graph paper to decide how thick or thin you would like your stripes and how far apart you would like them.
- From these marks take the level and start to travel across the wall marking with a pencil along the way so that you have a perfectly straight lines across the entire wall.
- Start to tape above and below these straight line marks. Double check that you have NOT taped into the area you want to be the stripe colour. It can get confusing so take your time. Run a strong finger over the edge of the tape to ensure that paint won’t run under.
- Roll out the colour!! Two coats will be needed. If you want to play with depth of field and texture you can use a matte paint for your base coat and then use a shinier paint for the stripe. A pearl or even a semi-gloss to add real glam!
- Remove the tape before the paint dries completely.