How to Paint Stripes on a Wall
I’ve wanted to paint stripes on, my daughter, Mia’s wall for the longest time. Thanks to 3MDIY.com, who sponsored this post, I was able to do so!
Initially, I was worried about bleeding, because I have painted many walls in the past and have had issues. Believe it or not, I managed to paint PERFECT stripes with ZERO bleeding! Woo hoo! With that said, here is my tutorial on how to paint stripes on a wall.
Before we start, here is a 90 second video I did for 3 awesome tips for painting perfect wall stripes.
- 3M Sandblaster
- 3M Patch Plus Primer
- Putty knife
- Paint brush
- Paint roller
- Paint pan
- Step Stool
- ScotchBlue heavy duty non-slip drop
- ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape
- Credit Card
- Safety glasses
- 3M face mask
Here is Mia’s wall BEFORE.
First, patch any holes using 3M Patch Plus Primer and a putty knife. Sand the hole smooth with sand paper. Next, using a yardstick and pencil measure the distance between stripe width across the wall. My stripes were 13” apart on an 8’ wall.
Use a level and a straight edge to ensure straight lines.
Apply the ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and create your lines, using your pencil marks as a guide.
Use a credit card or a clean putty knife and apply pressure to the painter’s tape to ensure the tape is flush to the wall to prevent bleeding.
Tip: When painting stripes, I marked arrows with a pencil to ensure there were no mistakes on which stripe to paint. This helps especially if other people are helping you.
Use a paint brush to paint the exterior of the stripes. Use a paint roller to fill in the middle of thick or wide strips.
Peel off your painter’s tape and see perfect stripes!
Here are a couple AFTER photos.