multi-striped painted wall
Steps // How to Paint a Multi-Stripe Accent Wall
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Measure and Tape

 
Step One // How to Paint a Multi-Stripe Accent Wall

Measure and Tape

someone taping a wall with painter's tape
Photo by Kindra Clineff

Once the base coat—your lightest color—is dry, use a level and ruler to mark the boundaries of the widest stripes lightly in pencil. Take care to position the tape outside the areas you are about to paint.

 
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Roll on Color

 
Step Two // How to Paint a Multi-Stripe Accent Wall

Roll on Color

rolling paint on a wall
Photo by Kindra Clineff

Paint the wide stripes, leaving some stripes the base color. When the paint is fully dry, tape off the narrow stripes, again taking care to position the tape above and below the areas you want to paint.

 
3 ×

Pull Off the Tape

 
Step Three // How to Paint a Multi-Stripe Accent Wall

Pull Off the Tape

pulling painter's tape off a wall
Photo by Kindra Clineff

When a set of stripes is almost dry, remove the tape at a 45-degree angle. After the final set is done, use a small artist's brush for touchups.

 
 

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