Two Tone Walls in Bedroom: How To Paint Straight Lines

10 Materials
2 Days

Wondering how to paint straight lines? This tutorial for our beautiful two tone walls will teach you just that! I just love how the paint in our bedroom turned out.

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Step 1: Decide the height of two tone walls. First, take your tape measure and decide just how far up you want the two tone walls to start.

Step 2: Paint ceilings and trim (optional).

Step 3: Paint top color.

Step 4: Wait for paint to dry. Now you should really wait as long as possible for that top layer of paint to dry. This helps the paint cure, which is helpful when you are placing tape on top of it.

Step 5: Draw level line around room. Measure and make a mark on the wall where the line will be where the two tone walls change color. Once you have the mark drawn, grab your 4 ft level.

Start your first line by getting the “bubble” perfectly in the center.Continue making your way around around the room making a level line.

Step 6: Apply FrogTape. After your line is drawn, grab your FrogTape and start putting it directly on the line for your two tone walls. Again you have to be as exact as possible just like when you were drawing the line. Any slight differences will result in a line that changes noticeably over an entire room.

Step 7: Activate the paint block technology. Once your tape is up you’ll need to activate the paint block technology of the FrogTape. It’s activated by the latex in the paint, so all you need to do is simply take the first layer paint you did and paint over the bottom side of the tape.

Step 8: Paint bottom color. Start by carefully cutting in around trim, doors and baseboards. If you’re not very experienced with cutting in, definitely tape things off first. Then just grab your paint roller and tray and slap on the second color you chose for your two tone walls.

Step 9: Remove paint right away. Once you get your bottom color paint on, you need to take off the tape as soon as possible. This prevents the tape from taking off any other paint on the wall.

Look at those super crisp and straight paint lines!

If you love this two tone walls and want to learn more like it, be sure to check out all of my DIY tutorials in the archives here!

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Kay-Ellen
    on Mar 8, 2020

    Can you activate the Frog tape with water?

  • RWLM
    on Mar 10, 2020

    If you paint the bottom side of the paint the same color as the top, do you let it dry before you apply the bottom paint color?

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