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    Painted Chevron Striped Wall With Detailed Tutorial


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    See what Mike and Lauren have done with a wall in their house. They did a great job of laying out the stripes of their new accent wall and they take you through step-by-step on how they accomplished this great task. This will really make a statement for visitors in their home when they walk in the door for the first time. See below for the step-by-step instructions.




    Step-By-Step Instructions


    First, you'll want to gather all of your supplies.
    Base Paint Color- Muralo Ultra Semi Gloss Enamel in the basic white
    Blue Stripes- Sherwin Williams Rainstorm (SW6230) All Surface Enamel Latex Base in High Gloss - Ultra Deep Base.
    Tape- 1-7/8" Green Frog Tape (if you want to use the formula I have worked out you need tape that is 1-7/8" thick for it to work. I am not being compensated by any of these companies, so use whatever brand you like best, but to avoid lots of trial and error and math use tape that is this thick!)
    Roller- WHIZZ 4" Roller w/ 1/2" nap
    Paint Brush- Purdy 2-Inch Nylon Dale Angle Paint Brush
    Chalk Line Reel and Chalk- Stanley 47-681 100 Chalk Line Reel & Chalk Set
    Paint Tray- a basic paint tray that you can pick up pretty much anywhere
    Ruler & Old Reliable (a #2 Pencil)-

    I know, I know I might have gone a little overboard with the ruler and pencil links, but I am a true believer that it is better to be safe than sorry!

    Start by painting your base color. We used a basic white semi-gloss which is often used on trim and doors

    You will want to let this dry and cure for at least 3 days before you move on.
    When your paint is cured it is time to move on and mark your wall for the chalk lines.
    This is where it got tricky for us, and all that math and trial and error came into play. If you want to be able to paint over 95% of your pencil marks and have your tape fit conveniently in between them, the dimensions for your horizontal chalk lines will be 2-3/4" apart and your vertical lines will be 5-1/2" apart. I drew lines on my ruler so that I wouldn't have to move it over for every line.

    Mark both the top and bottom of the wall as well as the left and right side.
    *Something to consider if you want your stripes to have a point that reaches the top of your wall then you can just start marking at 2-3/4". It will look something like this

    Or if you want them to look like they were just put there randomly measure down to a random increment and start there, say 1-1/2 or 2" which will look something like this*

    we have points at the top of our wall, but nowhere else. we measured in 1/4" on the right side of the wall when we started to measure, and the stripes stop at a random spot.
    It doesn't matter which way you do it, but looking back I wish I wouldn't have had the points at the top of the wall. It's your choice, if you are very confused about all this then just skip it and move on.
    When you have your pencil marks every 2-3/4" on the edges and top and bottom of your wall you will want to make your chalk lines. It doesn't matter where you start, but you will need two people since you have to make it span the length and width of your wall. Your wall should look like this
    Next, you want to take your ruler and make the diagonal lines.
    You start on every horizontal line, but you cross over two boxes in the process.

    you may need to add in a few 2-3/4" marks in spots where you don't quite reach a 5-1/2" width.
    I needed to do this on the side of my door, it makes it much easier to get the correct angle.

    Once you have all of your lines drawn you will tape them off. I put red lines to show you where your pencil lines should be. Using these measurements and tape width makes it very easy to just tape in between the pencil marks and paint over them with your stripe color.

    Your wall should be starting to look like this.

    When your all finished taping your stripes you'll want to tape around the trim, door or window frames, and the edges of the walls. I don't have a picture of this before we painted, but this one shows what I mean.

    When you have all your stripes, trim and edges taped off you can seal the tape, the company says that brushing a little bit of water on the edge will form a seal and you wont have any bleeding, but we decided to play it safe and did another coat of white on top of the tape. After all that work you don't want to be doing touch ups for hours after your supposed to be done.
    Roll the paint on everywhere you can fit the whizz roller, and then fill in any spots you couldn't reach with your brush.

    Let the white dry for a few hours and then get started on your first coat of your stripe color!
    Once again you can do the majority of the work with your whizz and just cut in everywhere else with the brush.

    let your first coat dry to the touch, and then add a second coat.

    Because we were doing such a dark color on a white wall we needed to do three coats. Again, you want to let the paint dry to the touch in between coats.

    When you are happy with your coverage you can start to peel off the tape. we let ours dry just a little before we started, but this is a matter of personal preference. I think we waited about a half hour to 45 minutes.
    When you do start taking it off peel slowlyand peel it at a 90 degree angle.
    As you can see, we had one row with a LOT of boo-boo's, this was due partially to me using a razor blade on the wall to cut the tape (I also cut through the white paint. OOPS!) and partially from Mike peeling it off at lightning speed. I can not emphasize how important it is to PEEL THE TAPE SLOWLY!
    If it looks like the stripes are lifting off of the wall just hold them down with the side of your hand/ finger while you peel off the tape. The paint will be somewhat pliable if you peel the tape off before it's completely dry.

    When we were finished we just went back in with the white to touch up the peeled spots, and now it looks FAB!
    I am really SO happy with the results. I love how the high-gloss blue looks on top of the semi-gloss white. The lines came out so crisp and perfect.
    If you have any questions or need help making your own stripes please let me know!


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    I like the result, but feel its a LOT of effort just for that....

    Also, decorators (in the UK) don't tend to use anything other than flat matt as anything else shows every bump & brush mark. From a dcorator's mouth to my ear!
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    Lawd,Novice! That would take me 6 months to do & I'd still have to paint over it!
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    They essentially put four coats of paint down (one white, three blue); I can't figure how you can then lift the tape without tearing the blue lines, no matter how gently you press down. That paint's got some miraculous properties.
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    I think that they painted more than one white didn't they?

    I'm gonna pass on the rest, I have no idea either... It looks like a lot of work.


    ETA: I think its the tape that they used that is miraculous....
    What makes FrogTape® different from other painter’s tapes?


    FrogTape® is the only painter’s tape treated with PaintBlock® Technology. PaintBlock is a super-absorbent polymer which reacts with latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, preventing paint bleed.
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    Yep, they painted a second coat of paint - after they put down the sticky tape. So they pulled up the tape with four coats of paint on top of it; I can't figure how they knew all the four layers wasn't going to peel off.
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    way too much work for something that makes me dizzy and that i'd be totally sick of to the point of wanting to kill the wall after about 3 days.
    also, their little table at the entrance with the ugly lamp and stupid welcome plate and flowers needs to die in a fire.
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    ^ you need to add that stupid ass pink feather wreath to the fire , i could not have a pattern like that on the wall , it would drive me crazy and its way too much work

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    I totally applaud their work, just no gloss for me.
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    Yeah, I think that they will come to regret the gloss!
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    I have painted stripes before, same color, but one in a matte finish, one in a semi gloss. It's a pain the ass taping, but it turns out pretty cool. I presently have stripes in my dining room that's eggshell, but two tones of khaki. I really like it.

    I generally hate flat paint. With kids, it's too hard to clean. I generally go with eggshell or satin finish. Semi gloss is fine sometimes, but I don't have a lot of flaws in my walls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by louiswinthorpe111 View Post
    I have painted stripes before, same color, but one in a matte finish, one in a semi gloss. It's a pain the ass taping, but it turns out pretty cool. I presently have stripes in my dining room that's eggshell, but two tones of khaki. I really like it.

    I generally hate flat paint. With kids, it's too hard to clean. I generally go with eggshell or satin finish. Semi gloss is fine sometimes, but I don't have a lot of flaws in my walls.
    I like the idea of the same color paint in two different finishes I may try that in my room

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    Quote Originally Posted by louiswinthorpe111 View Post
    I have painted stripes before, same color, but one in a matte finish, one in a semi gloss. It's a pain the ass taping, but it turns out pretty cool. I presently have stripes in my dining room that's eggshell, but two tones of khaki. I really like it.

    I generally hate flat paint. With kids, it's too hard to clean. I generally go with eggshell or satin finish. Semi gloss is fine sometimes, but I don't have a lot of flaws in my walls.
    Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, that shit works. My son spilled grape juice and it splatter all over a matte finish wall, the magic eraser works. I will warn that I did go a bit overboard on one spot as it was my first time using the eraser and I got down to drywall, but that's because I'm insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    I think that they painted more than one white didn't they?

    I'm gonna pass on the rest, I have no idea either... It looks like a lot of work.


    ETA: I think its the tape that they used that is miraculous....
    What makes FrogTape® different from other painter’s tapes?


    FrogTape® is the only painter’s tape treated with PaintBlock® Technology. PaintBlock is a super-absorbent polymer which reacts with latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, preventing paint bleed.
    Over the past year, I've essentially repainted by entire house, ceilings and trim included. I learned the hard way in the beginning to not cheap out on the painter's tape. I've gone through rolls and rolls of FrogTape and that stuff is AWESOME. My only issue was in the den while doing trip, I got distracted with other projects so the tape stayed on about 5 weeks (says to not leave it on there more than 30 days). THEN, it was a pain in the ass to get off.
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    I guess if you decor looks like this, it'll fit right in...

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    I'm pretty annoyed with the chevron trend - it hurts my eyes. Also because of the gloss of the paint they used it just looks like those dumb vinyl decals that everyone's been using on their walls the past couple of years.
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