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How to Paint Stripes on Walls for Maximum Impact

Painting is a fun and cost effect way to put your stamp on your interior, why not try painting vertical stripes on your walls or geometric shapes for an added wall feature.



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Is Painting Stripes on your Walls a Good Idea:

 

Stripes remain a firm favourite in interiors and they are often seen used in interior design projects across the world, no matter the style of design - be it Modern Farmhouse to Mediterranean style - a stripe is always a welcomed addition to a design.

Why not add a designer element to your interior by painting stripes on the walls, read on to find out how easy it is to create this look and how to make it unique.



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Painting Tool Checklist:

 
  • Step ladder

  • Paint brushes and paint rollers

  • Paint trays

  • Paint for your design

  • Decorator's sheets

  • Tape measure

  • Pencil

  • Ppirit level

  • Laser level if doing horizontal stripes

  • Ruler

  • Paint tape



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Decide on a Stripe Design:

 

Before you buy your paint, first think about the look you want to create.

  1. Horizontal or vertical striped walls? Horizontal stripes can open up a room and give the illusion of more space, while vertical stripes can trick the eye into making ceilings seem higher.

  2. Subtle or bold? Are you leaning towards two (or more) hues of the same shade or using contrasting colours of stipe in your scheme?

  3. Wide or thin? How many stripes would you like to see over the full wall. You could even do various widths rather than having them all the same size.

  4. Do you fancy mixing materials up? You could consider doing one part in a rougher paint texture or alternate between flat matt and higher sheen paints such as eggshell or gloss is another way of setting a contrast between your stripes.


ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR INTERIOR SCHEME WORKED OUT, IT’S TIME TO BRING IT TO LIFE!

 

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How to Paint Stripes on a Wall:

 

Preparation is Key:

Ensure that the surface is properly prepped and the walls are fully dry and clean.

Find more details on prepping your surface for painting stripes on your walls in my paint guide, grab your FREE copy here.


Measure Twice, Paint Once:

Measure the wall and divide by number of stripes you’ve decided on, this will give you your stripe width – for horizontal stripes measure the width, for vertical ones you need to measure the height before dividing.


Mark out Your Stripes:

Start at one edge of the wall and with a pencil, measure and mark the positions of your stripes at the intervals your calculation from the previous step has given you.

Repeat this on the other side of the wall to help guide your line marking.You then need to lightly draw a straight line from one marking to the other with a spirit level for horizontal wall stripes and a laser level for vertical striped lines. 


Tape the Wall:

Place your decorating tape along your pencil lines, ensure to keep the tape on the same side of each line to achieve an even width on the stripes.

Seal the edges of tape by running a credit card over the tape to ensure you can paint stripes without bleeding paint. 


Paint Your Stripes:

Now we get to the fun part! Use your paint brush or roller and fill in one set of stripes first and then do the next colour.Remember to paint onto the tape to get that crisp and satisfying clean line when paint stripes on the wall. 

Apply a second coat if required.


Remove Tape:

Pull the tape off at an angle carefully, whilst the paint is still wet.

Removing the tape before the paint has dried won't remove any of the paint, after this remove the tape framing the wall, tidy up your room and allow to fully dry.



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TOP TIP - If you want the first and last stripes to be the same colour, divide your wall by an odd number

Now it's time to make yourself a cup of tea and enjoy your newly painted striped walls.


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