Bring some life to your painting project with a trendy pattern such as chevron stripes.
Here's how to paint chevron stripes:
Tools and Materials Needed (all can be found at your local home painting business)
Paint the wall a base color and allow it dry. Use a yardstick to decide the width and length for your chevron stripes.
Determine where you want to start the stripe at the top of the wall; this is point A. Measure down the width of a stripe, and this is point B. Use the level to make sure the marks are vertically straight. Measure the stripe from the top to the edge of the wall-this point C. From this mark, measure down the width of a stripe and make this point D. With painter's tape, connect points A and C, as well as points B and D. Cut the tape with a crafts knife to make sharp corners.
With a roller brush, paint on the stripe color.
After the paint dries, gently pull off the tape. Use the craft brush for any touch-ups.
If you want a zigzag wall or even looking to enhance another room in your home, such as chevron stripes in the kitchen, below are the steps to painting a chevron wall within 24 hours.
Assemble your tools including a level, yardstick, pencil, ladder, and two rolls of blue painters tape.
Determine how large you want your chevron to be.
Keep it even and straight. To keep all the angles the same size, measured from the corner of the wall to the top of the first point and then doubled that measurement to mark where the second tape (going down) would go. Keep doing the same measuring point technique across the wall, making the distance equal.
Connect the Dots. Once you have the top row complete, the rest is easy. From every point, measure 8″ down and marked the spot. You can use your level with your yardstick to ensure your lines are straight. Remember to keep your corners sharp.
Roll the paint on the small roller brush and paint on the color. When painting with tape, don’t put too much paint on the roller. You don’t want any to get under the tape.
When the paint dries, remove the tape. If paint did get under the tape, take your craft brush and smooth the lines out.
If you find yourself having issues getting the lines right, or want professional help - contact Rochester Painting for assistance getting your project done!
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