Scotch: Geometric Dresser 01:09

Create a geometric design on a dresser with Scotch Blue Painter's Tape.

Introduction

How to Make the Pattern

Striking Linework can go in almost any space. This pattern brings drama and movement wherever it goes — add it to furniture or moveable pieces to provide contrast to plain colors, or apply it to full walls to scale up the impact.

When it comes to color, Striking Linework is versatile enough to complement almost any style — while neutrals can make it feel more traditional and elegant, bright colors can add bursts of energy and vibrancy.

Creating a Striking Linework pattern in your space takes just a few steps.

Step 1

Find the Right Tape

Find the right tape for your project. We used ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector.

Step 2

Choose a Base Color

Choose a base color (or use an already painted surface, making sure paint has dried for at least 24 hours), and prepare the surface for the pattern. (Check out our Guide to Taping for prep tips.)

Step 3

When taping around a corner, make sure the tape continues in a smooth line over the edge.

Photo by: Eliesa Johnson

Eliesa Johnson

Tape Off Surfaces

Tape off any surfaces that you want to keep paint-free.

Step 4

Tape your surface with angled lines and stripes, remembering that the spaces you tape will remain your base color.

Photo by: Eliesa Johnson

Eliesa Johnson

Create Pattern with Tape

Tape your painting surface with angled lines and stripes, remembering that the spaces you tape will remain your base color, and empty spaces will be the color of your new coat of paint. Get creative and go free-form — no need to follow an exact pattern.

Step 5

Paint over all your tape lines in a smooth coat. 

Photo by: Eliesa Johnson

Eliesa Johnson

Apply Paint

Paint over your taped design.

Step 6

Slowly remove your tape, pulling the tape back on itself at a 45° angle.

Photo by: Eliesa Johnson

Eliesa Johnson

Remove Tape

Once you’re done painting, slowly remove your tape, pulling the tape back on itself at a 45° angle.

Step 7

Clean Up

Let the paint dry completely before putting your room back together.