How to Paint Stripes on Your Walls – Sherwin-Williams

How to Paint Stripes on Your Walls – Sherwin-Williams


[music playing] You don’t need a canvas
to create original artwork. Make a unique statement
with stripes. Fill a room with stripes
and many colors. Make them wide or narrow,
horizontal or vertical, Horizontal stripes make a room
appear more spacious. Vertical stripes make
the ceiling appear higher. No matter what
pattern you choose, stripes are an easy
and creative way to enhance any room. In this video, we’ll show you how to
paint horizontal stripes. Step 1:
Preparation. Think about the design
you’d like to create. Do you want the stripes
to be wide or narrow? You may want to paint
more than one color stripe or tone-on-tone, which is the same color
using different Sheens. You’ll also need to know
the dimensions of your wall. If you want the stripes
to have the same width, measure the wall
from the ceiling to the floor and divide by an odd number
to determine the stripe width. An odd number of stripes ensures the stripes at the top
and bottom of the wall are the same color. For example, if your
wall is 96 inches and you want wide stripes,
divide by a smaller odd number, like nine. For a more narrow stripe
divide by a larger odd number, like 15. Keep in mind stripes look best if they are between
4 and 12 inches wide. Once you’ve determined
your design, gather the right tools
for your project at your neighborhood
Sherwin-Williams store. Choose your paint colors. One color is the base coat and the others are
coordinating colors, which create the stripe pattern. Make sure you have
the following supplies: 1 or 2-inch low-tax
safe-release tape, a 9-inch roller frame and cover,
mini roller frame and cover, roller pan with liner,
tape measure, carpenters level, straight edge and a pencil. Step 2: Paint the base coat. You can use your existing
wall color as the base coat or apply a new color. If you apply a new color, let it dry for at
least four hours or overnight for best results. Step 3:
Mark and tape the stripes. Measure and mark the lines
for each stripe on the wall. Use a level or straightedge to create the lines
for your stripes. If you’re using a chalk line,
use blue chalk because red and yellow
are permanent. Apply tape to every other stripe and place it just
outside the line so you cover it with paint. The last step is
to paint the stripes. For good coverage, apply the paint
over the tape line. Paint every other stripe. Let it dry for at least
four hours. Then remove the tape by angling it away
from the painted stripes. Creating original art
on your walls is easy with Sherwin-Williams. Whether you go wide, narrow
or vary the size stripes enhance
the look of any room. For more information about other
decorative techniques or Sherwin-Williams,
visit sherwin-williams.com.

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