Easy DIY Weekend Project: 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 Primerand 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 Tapeand 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.
Be sure to check out my article for when and how to use primer for DIY painting projects and furniture makeovers.
Peel off your painter’s tape and see perfect stripes!
Here are a couple AFTER photos.