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How to Paint Stripes, Chevrons, Blocks and More (page 2 of 6)

Learn the secrets for creating straight lines, even patterns and cohesive designs on your walls.

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Creating Horizontal Stripes

"Stripes should be between four and twelve inches wide," according to Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams. "A width of less than four inches becomes too narrow and busy, and more than twelve inches becomes too wide and heavy. However, if you have really tall ceilings or just want super, bold impact, make your stripes over twelve inches wide."

Courtesy of Sherwin Williams