Painting stripes on walls gives them an altogether different look. Check out the tips given here and know how to paint stripes on a wall.

How To Paint Stripes On A Wall

Are you tired of the plain, mundane walls of your bedroom and looking for a change from them? Walls painted with stripes are one of the most popular looks doing the rounds today, as far as interior designing is concerned. It is pretty reasonable, can be done yourself and gives a completely different look to your house. Are you ready to bid adieu to the plain-colored walls of your room and are looking for the information as to how to go about doing the same? We are here to help you do that. Just read the following lines and find some great tips on painting stripes on the walls of your house.
How to Paint Stripes on a Wall
Items Needed 
  • Background Paint Color
  • 1-inch Brush
  • Painting Tape
  • Roller
  • Measuring Tape
  • Stripe Color
  • Pencil 
  • First of all, you need to decide on the color that you want for the stripes as well as the background.
  • Go to the market and purchase both the colors.
  • Using the roller, paint the entire wall with the color you want for the stripes.
  • If you feel it’s necessary, dry and repeat coats.
  • Take the painting tape and use it to tape the first desired stripe on the wall.
  • Measure between every stripe. Be sure that if the top of the next stripe is 1 foot away, the bottom is also 1 foot away. Keep the distance same between all the stripes.
  • For making sure that you tape at the right distance, mark the tops and bottoms for each new stripe, with a pencil.
  • Now, tape all the stripes, at the places where you have the pencil marks.
  • While buying the tape, make sure that it will not remove the paint while pulling off.
  • In order to avoid bleed-through, especially in case of highly textured walls, run your fingernail along the edge of the tape.
  • After you have taped all the stripes, paint the wall with the desired background color.
  • If you feel it’s necessary, dry and repeat coats.
  • After the background paint has dried completely, pull off the taped stripes.
  •  Use a 1-inch brush to touch-up the stripes, if necessary.

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