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Materials and Tools:
wall paint, base color
wall paint, accent color
paint roller and nap cover
Custom walls are easy if you paint your own patterns.
Choose two colors of interior wall paint: base coat and accent color. You could use two different sheens of the same color: i.e,. glossy and flat.
Tip: Use chevrons to create wainscoting, stripes to make walls look taller, or accent a mirror with a trellis pattern.
Practice patterns on poster board before painting on wall.
First, apply base color.
Use tape to create shape of pattern.
Tip: So paint can't seep underneath, get painter's tape with treated edges for a strong seal.
Mark lines with laser level.
Press on tape and burnish with 5-in-1 painter’s tool.
Apply accent color over tape and remove immediately to help prevent new paint from tearing.
Use tape to paint customized patterns on accessories and furniture.