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A Shot of Color

How to Paint Stripes, Chevrons, Blocks and More (page 4 of 6)

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

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Tape Tips

"Use a level, blue chalk and low-tack safe-release tape to create the outline for your pattern," says Jackie. "Because you will be painting only every other stripe, you'll need to tape out the pattern so that the tape outlines every other stripe. Make sure to tape outside the chalk line; fresh paint will cover up the lines. You can wait until the paint dries to remove the tape or remove the tape right after you've painted; make sure to angle the tape away from the freshly painted area as you pull."

Courtesy of Sherwin Williams