Ever see a gorgeous striped, satiny wall in a restaurant, hotel or a friends house and think why can’t I have that? It’s not as difficult as you might think. In fact, all you need is a little time, a couple cans of paint (one flat, one semi-gloss, both in the same colour), a brush, a roller, a ruler and maybe a drink.
First you tape the edges, because paint splatters. Then you “edge in,” which just means you take your small brush and paint inwards, coating the edge. You needn’t go in too far, but just create a frame that creates a distance between the unpainted space and your tape. Now that you’ve done that, you can roll.
Here’s where the “you need time” component comes in. You have to wait four hours for the flat paint to dry. Once dry, you can start plotting your lines. Take a pencil and draw straight lines to your preference, using a ruler. Then apply tape to the lines, and then paint over with semi-gloss. Peel back the tape and voila.
Check out all of the tricks and tips on how to get perfect striped walls in the fool-proof video above!