How to Paint Stripes on Your Walls – Sherwin-Williams

How to Paint Stripes on Your Walls – Sherwin-Williams


[music playing] You don’t need a canvas
to create original artwork. Make a unique statement
with stripes. Fill a room with stripes
and many colors. Make them wide or narrow,
horizontal or vertical, Horizontal stripes make a room
appear more spacious. Vertical stripes make
the ceiling appear higher. No matter what
pattern you choose, stripes are an easy
and creative way to enhance any room. In this video, we’ll show you how to
paint horizontal stripes. Step 1:
Preparation. Think about the design
you’d like to create. Do you want the stripes
to be wide or narrow? You may want to paint
more than one color stripe or tone-on-tone, which is the same color
using different Sheens. You’ll also need to know
the dimensions of your wall. If you want the stripes
to have the same width, measure the wall
from the ceiling to the floor and divide by an odd number
to determine the stripe width. An odd number of stripes ensures the stripes at the top
and bottom of the wall are the same color. For example, if your
wall is 96 inches and you want wide stripes,
divide by a smaller odd number, like nine. For a more narrow stripe
divide by a larger odd number, like 15. Keep in mind stripes look best if they are between
4 and 12 inches wide. Once you’ve determined
your design, gather the right tools
for your project at your neighborhood
Sherwin-Williams store. Choose your paint colors. One color is the base coat and the others are
coordinating colors, which create the stripe pattern. Make sure you have
the following supplies: 1 or 2-inch low-tax
safe-release tape, a 9-inch roller frame and cover,
mini roller frame and cover, roller pan with liner,
tape measure, carpenters level, straight edge and a pencil. Step 2: Paint the base coat. You can use your existing
wall color as the base coat or apply a new color. If you apply a new color, let it dry for at
least four hours or overnight for best results. Step 3:
Mark and tape the stripes. Measure and mark the lines
for each stripe on the wall. Use a level or straightedge to create the lines
for your stripes. If you’re using a chalk line,
use blue chalk because red and yellow
are permanent. Apply tape to every other stripe and place it just
outside the line so you cover it with paint. The last step is
to paint the stripes. For good coverage, apply the paint
over the tape line. Paint every other stripe. Let it dry for at least
four hours. Then remove the tape by angling it away
from the painted stripes. Creating original art
on your walls is easy with Sherwin-Williams. Whether you go wide, narrow
or vary the size stripes enhance
the look of any room. For more information about other
decorative techniques or Sherwin-Williams,
visit sherwin-williams.com.

42 thoughts on “How to Paint Stripes on Your Walls – Sherwin-Williams

  1. Sieht super aus!! schöne Bilder!
    FROGTAPE ist super 🙂 I LOVE IT!! Gibt bei uns seit neuem auch mit Zick-Zack (Chevron) und Wave. Habe ich noch nicht ausprobiert. Werde ich aber nach den Sommerferien 🙂

  2. I'm having a lot of trouble getting the tape to stick perfectly straight onto the wall. Even when I'm using a level and going a foot at a time, some parts of the tape start going off course as I flatten it and I have to start over

  3. I no this is a silly question but I have a TV on the wall would I have to take to whole thing down with the bracket or just the TV it's self to paint the stripes?

  4. Coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

  5. Great design tip we share with all of our customers who are looking to make interior design changes to some of their rooms.

  6. well this is missing info. this only if the paint finish ia flat otherwise the paint comes off with the tape..

  7. I have question about painting light color over dark color. The old paint is dark color how do I get true color when I paint new over dark colro?

  8. Super amazing video first ever on youtube.
    i liked your video and shared with my all
    each and every friends.
    Good and Amazing video

  9. Dont allow paint to dry then remove the tape. You'll end up with paint attached to the tape. Pull it off after a few minutes.

  10. I am just wondering how your paint doesn't leak through? Do your walls just have no texture? I have been striping for years so I came up with my own techniques that work great for me, but it would be awesome if I didn't need to take the extra steps.

  11. A few important facts were left out of this video. Firstly, expensive Frog tape will allow sharp borders between colors as long as your paint isn't semi-gloss or gloss. If your paint has any gloss, Frog tape WILL NOT stick to it even though the new packaging says "Now Sticks Better, Sharp as Ever!" Regular cheap tape will stick fine to gloss, and you can use the clear caulk trick to get sharp lines (there are lots of youtube videos on how to do this). Learn from my mistakes, and don't listen to sales videos.

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