DIY Tips and Tricks

How to Paint Stripes on a Wall

Comments (27)
  1. Tara says:

    Is it ok that I am JEALOUS of Mia’s room? 🙂 You did a fantastic job, Dinah! When we were painting 3M was the ONLY tape I would buy because I knew I could trust it 🙂

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thanks! I’m jealous of Mia’s room too! LOL It’s nicer than our master bedroom. I ALWAYS have 3M products stocked in my craft room.

  2. You are the cutest! Loved your video. And I’ve always wanted to paint a room with stripes too but I was always afraid of the math it takes to figure it out. 🙂

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      LOL! That’s why I painted thick ones! 😉

  3. Jill says:

    Cute video! I love the stripes.

  4. Deneen says:

    Love 3M and their products! Great paint job and I love those mirrors!

  5. Amazing! My brother used this technique in their living room and it turned out awesome. Thanks for the video!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thanks Kyla! I am contemplating trying it in my hallway too… hmmmm.

  6. Thanks for the great how-to! Your wall turned out great. I’ll definitely have to try this in my house when I get a little more brave 😉

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thanks Debbie! It’s not that bad! I promise!

  7. Linsey K says:

    I have always been scared to try this. Thanks for taking away the mystery 🙂

  8. Wow awesome idea, I literally have be researching how to’s for this for a few weeks and glade I received this post on google + to watch your video on how you created the stripes, thank you this will be great help. I do have few questions though. First, how did you determine the thickness of your stripes? Was there a formula u used to achieve this.(IM such a dorky perfectionist too) lollol. Why did you choose 13 inches? I know you said to divide the size of the wall, but will that give you the height of the stripes to fit proportioned with the length and width of the wall? And also while using the blue tape how did you run your tape against the length of the wall to keep the tape level so that the stripe stay straight, and how long did you allow the paint to dry before removing your tape?. Awesome job on your daughters wall, I know I love it and I bet she does too…

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Hi Natalie!

      I’m so excited you found it on G+!

      To decide on the width of the stripes, I knew I wanted them at least 12″, so I measured the height (105″) and it ended up that 13″ worked the best, with the bottom stripe at 14″. To make sure the tape was straight, I made several horizontal hash marks with a pencil all the way across the wall, 13″ apart, starting at the top. That made it easy to tape. Once the tape was up, I double checked how straight the lines were by using a level all the way across each stripe. Hope this helps!

      Let me know how it goes!


  9. I love this. Now to just pick a wall in my house…

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you, Kara Noel!

  10. justine burgess says:

    Gorgeous room! I’m totally going to try these tips!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thanks, Justine! Let me know how it goes!!

  11. Looks amazing…always Inspired by your talent!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you, Joni!!! That means a lot to me!

  12. Thank you for the great tips on how to create stripes on a wall. Next week I am starting to update my daughters room and she would like a stripe wall. The the app and the credit card idea!

    The room looks great!


    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you, Chernee! Good luck with updating your daughter’s room. It really works!!!

  13. Jennifer says:

    Late to the party but cute, where did u get the mirror in the frame from? I need that adorable

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Hi Jennifer! You can buy it from IKEA!

  14. Jennifer says:

    Wow thanks for responding spent a few hours on your blog getting ideas LOL, I NEED some handheld mirrors and a female silhouette mirror in my room
    …so gonna have to go to Ikea

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      That’s great! Glad you like the blog! Yes! IKEA is the best and affordable too.

  15. Glenna says:

    I am in fact thankful to the owner of this website who has shared
    this wonderful article at at this time.

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