Kimberly
Kimberly
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  • Coraopolis, PA

Painting Horizontal Stripes on a Wall


There was a moment when I looked at my original stripes and almost cried. I was so devastated that the vision in my head wasn't translating. I looked at the stripes and could only think boys room or college locker room. With the support & encouragement of my husband...I kept plugging away. He suggested adding varying stripes. I did this until I finally found a pattern that looked less collegiate. I love
As soon as the paint becomes tacky but before it's completely dry your tape should be removed. This keeps it from pulling off the new paint.
As soon as the paint becomes tacky but before it's completely dry your tape should be removed. This keeps it from pulling off the new paint.
Measure from the floor up to get the placement of the lowest stripe and mark with a pencil.
Measure from the floor up to get the placement of the lowest stripe and mark with a pencil.
Starting left to right, use a long level and draw a light pencil line or dots where you'll line up the tape.The level is your friend in this process.  The last thing you want is a wall with uneven stripes.
Starting left to right, use a long level and draw a light pencil line or dots where you'll line up the tape.The level is your friend in this process. The last thing you want is a wall with uneven stripes.
Once you've drawn the even line or dots with your pencil, start laying the tape edge with the line
Once you've drawn the even line or dots with your pencil, start laying the tape edge with the line
Paint the edges of the stripes first then the centers. Keep as little paint as possible on your brush or mini roller to prevent drips.
Paint the edges of the stripes first then the centers. Keep as little paint as possible on your brush or mini roller to prevent drips.
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  • Janis Hill
    on Jan 22, 2014

    Kim, it looks great. May I suggest you continue it across the blinds as well!

  • Debi53
    on May 4, 2016

    Thanks for sharing that not every project goes the way we think it will. We all need to know we are not alone in our 'fails.' But, and this is the important part, it is only a fail if we quit. You hung in there and got a look you love. Great going.

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