How to paint stripes

Stripes will always be beautiful and elegant. They’re timeless so you can safely integrate them in your interior décor. However, even though it might seem simple, painting stripes can be quite difficult, especially if you never did it before and you have no idea what you’re doing. Here are some tips that might help.

At the beginning of the project you’ll have to apply a first coat of paint, whatever color you want. Then you’ll add the rest of the colors. The stripes need to be parallel and they need to follow and clear line. For that you’ll have to do a lot of measuring and leveling. First of all, take some tape and delimitate the lines for the stripes. This way you’ll have a clear line to guide you while painting. Then you’ll have to seal the tape with paint before switching colors. This will prevent your paint from bleeding under the tape and into the other color.

After you paint the stripes, remove the tape before it dries. It’s actually not that difficult. You’ll just need to be very careful and not to rush.Patience is important so if you don’t have it it’s not going to be easy. The first time you’ll be painting stripes it might not be as you planned. It will get better with time. Also, for the first time, do your research and consult several projects. They each have tips that you can use and mistakes to learn from before doing them.{pics from thelilhousethatcould}.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on April 12th, 2012


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