How To Paint Vertical Stripes On A Wall – D.I.Y. At Bunnings

How To Paint Vertical Stripes On A Wall – D.I.Y. At Bunnings


Peter: Today, I’ll be showing you how to paint
vertical stripes. The tools you’ll be needing for this job are
a spirit level, a measuring tape, low-tech masking tape, a roller, and white paint. These lights are a great feature in this room,
so to utilize that, I’ll be starting my stripes 700 mill in from the corner. Firstly, I’ll be using this level to ensure
that the wall is perfectly straight before I make my first mark. Lightly mark the wall so that the pencil mark
does not bleed through your paint. I’m making these lines 200 millimeters wide. Rather than make numerous measurements, to
get a straight line, I have marked at the top and bottom of the wall. Now I’ll adhere the tape to the top mark and
stretch down to the bottom to get a straight line. Once I’ve got my first mark, I will be using
some masking tape to transfer my top markings to the bottom of the wall. This will ensure that my vertical stripes
are the same width, top and bottom. Remove the tape. Place it on the bottom of the wall to transfer
your marks. Now that you’ve transferred your measurements,
remove the bottom tape and continue to tape your vertical lines. A credit card is a great idea to ensure the
edge of your tape is down smoothly. We are now going to prepare to paint your
stripes. You need to ensure to paint the wider sections. Put the drop sheet down and get ready to paint. I’ve chosen to use natural white to paint
the stripes. Now I’ll be coating in top and bottom of the
stripe. I’ve chosen a good quality synthetic bristle
brush, 63 millimeters. This size is perfect for this job. If you don’t feel comfortable using a brush,
you may need to tape the ceiling and skirting boards. When you have finished coating in top and
bottom, use a 12-mill pole roller, which is perfect for the job. The longer part will hold more paint. If you do one heavy coat, you can have problems
with drying and an uneven finish. Two even coats is perfect. Now that the first coat’s completely dry,
we’ll proceed with the second coat. If you were doing this project from scratch,
preferably apply the lighter color first for ease of coverage for your second coat. Before the paint dries completely, remove
the masking tape slowly on an angle away from the painted edge so as not to remove any paint
from the wall. And that’s how you paint vertical stripes,
and as you can see, they have a great impact. Singers: Bunnings Warehouse!

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