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Learn How To Paint Stripes On Walls

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Planning Your Stripes

Planning is essential to paint stripes on walls. Start by selecting your base color, typically white or a contrasting shade.

Decide whether you want vertical or horizontal stripes, as each has a different visual effect.

Vertical stripes make ceilings appear higher, while horizontal stripes widen a room.

Use an online color wheel to choose complementary colors. Measure your wall and divide by the number of stripes for even spacing.

For uneven stripes, choose your ratio of thick to thin stripes and adjust measurements accordingly.

Stripes can also help show you when your wall has unexpected water damage too.

Preparing and Marking

Proper preparation ensures a professional finish. Move furniture and cover the floor with drop cloths.

Clean the walls and lightly sand them for better paint adhesion.

This is also a good time to do a spot check for any local mold growth.

Apply your base coat using a roller and let it dry completely.

Measure and mark your stripes with a pencil and level, ensuring accuracy.

For even stripes, mark equal intervals.

For uneven stripes, mark the center points and use painter’s tape to outline the stripes.

Press the tape firmly to prevent paint bleed.

Painting the Stripes

Begin painting by cutting in the edges with a brush and then fill in with a roller.

If using different colors, paint non-overlapping areas first and allow them to dry before continuing.

Apply two coats for even coverage. Remove the painter’s tape while the paint is still wet to achieve crisp lines.

Pulling the tape off dry can cause uneven edges. Clean up any mistakes immediately for a polished look.

By following these steps, you can create stunning striped walls that add visual interest to any room.

If you need an expert to paint stripes on your walls, contact our team with ASAP Restoration for help today!