Here was my blah guest room. Chest of drawers are now painted blue. Whew. But, I know what you’re thinking: the back wall is boring. Stripes maybe? I pinned a few examples of horizontal stripes on my Guest Room board.
I’ve seen lots of striped walls on Pinterest, and wanted to give it a shot, but we have really textured walls…
Makes it a little tricky. But I read Ask Anna’s tutorial on how to make a straight line, and I had hope. She recommends painting the base color over the edge of the tape.
To measure the stripes, it’s a good idea to measure the length of the wall and then decide how big your stripes will be. I decided on a stripe height without knowing the length of the wall. Luckily, it worked out and I had an inch leftover on the bottom stripe and it wasn’t too noticeable, right?
I used Frog tape, since it says on their packaging that they are the best. The paint specialist said that you need to run a wet wash cloth over the tape before you paint because there is some type of chemical reaction that will help seal it. I figured it couldn’t hurt, so I tried it. I think he was right.
After taping, I used some of our moving packing paper to cover the carpet.
The next step is to take your base color and paint along the edge of the tape. So where I was going to paint white, I painted the inside edge with the original base color so if there are pockets where paint can seep through, it’s the original color. I had extra of the original color in my garage, so that was nice.
Here’s how it looked after it was painted.
This gives a better view of all of it. I painted the tape on the adjacent wall as well. If your walls are really textured and you want to be sure, do two coats.
And then I painted the white stripes. For the white, I used the same color as the ceiling, so the only thing I bought for this project was the Frog tape. I like cheap.
We waited about 12 hours and then removed the tape. Crazy straight, right?
We couldn’t believe it, and then we removed the rest of the tape…
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