How to Paint Multiple-Striped Walls
Learn how to give a room a French-inspired theme by painting it multiple stripes of dark-green and brown.
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.
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.
Mark lines with laser level.
Press on tape and burnish with 5-in-1 painter’s tool.
So paint can't seep underneath, get painter's tape with treated edges for a strong seal.
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.
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