Adding stripes to a
wall with paint can be a great way to create a focal point in a room or add a
unique characteristic to your space. However, painting lines on
is not always as easy at it looks on
home improvement shows or online tutorials. In many cases, the paint bleeds
through the painter's tape, creating messy, uneven lines.
The process, although
simple, still requires meticulous steps to ensure a professional, clean look.
One does not simply apply painters tape and just go at it. A steady hand and a
focus to detail will get amazing results. Being diligent and having
patience is the key. Here are the steps you will want to follow when you
are looking to get crisp lines for your
Creating great lines
or stripes starts with measuring twice. Doing so will make any paint job look
like it was done by a professional. Once you have determined how and what you
want to be covered, apply painter's tape to the area. Make sure to apply the
tape evenly and flush against the wall.
first is a trick you want to learn
if you want to have clean, crisp lines. If the base color is white,
paint with white first. This ensures that if any colors bleed, it will be the
color that is already applied. Paint your base and allow it to thoroughly dry
before proceeding to the next step. Opening up windows or using a fan can help
paint to dry faster.
After your base has
dried, paint your desired color over the base you just applied. You may want to
add a couple coats of paint based on what color you used. For example, adding
two to three coats of a red or dark navy can help ensure full coverage and
prevent your color from looking streaky.
Once all your paint
has dried, carefully remove the painter's tape. Just like with the previous
steps, take your time and pay attention to make sure you slowly
remove the painter's tape here. If you peel too quickly or do not pay
attention, you can peel paint off along with the tape. Once properly done, you
should have an amazing, straight line with clean, crisp edges, free of any
bleeding or uneven lines.
Painter's tape can
help you to create crisp, smooth lines when you are painting stripes or designs
on your wall. However, painting stripes is still a time-consuming and
challenging process. You have to properly measure out your stripes, tape an
even line and correctly paint. If you want stripes on your wall, but are
worried about how they may turn out,
Tar Heel Painters
is here to assist you.
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and let us make your dream wall a