Tips and Tricks: Masking Walls for Stripes, Faux Finishes, or Accents

Anyone can mask a straight vertical line using 3 simple tricks. These techniques can be used for any type of design where straight, sharp, vertical lines are required, such as stripes, accent blocks (such as I am doing in the video), or certain faux finishes.
Try it! The worst that can happen is you'll have to do it over again. It's only paint!
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  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Jan 27, 2015
    Looks easy! Haven't enough confidence. I make measurements to mark along the edge, and then use a level to connect the marks, and draw a pencil line!

    • Tim's Man Blog Tim's Man Blog on Jan 27, 2015
      @Marion Nesbitt It IS easy! Go ahead and give it a try. If you're afraid of wasting expensive tape, practice with a couple rolls of cheap dollar-store stuff. Following my method of using the tape roll as a plumb-bob, and taking your time, you can do it. Before sticking down the edge of the tape, just double check the line with a level....you'll be surprised!Thanks for the kind comment.....Good luck with your projects! P.S..... I spent 20 years on the job using the "measure, mark, double check, then tape" method. Then I started doing it this way, and I am now just as (if not more) accurate as before. Great time saver!

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