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Stripe Your Walls Like Satin and Chenille
Jodi Messa - Fairplay, CO

Hardwarian Jodi Messa

South Park True Value

Fairplay, CO

Stripe Your Walls Like Satin and Chenille

Level: Experienced

Let the Trolls twins Satin and Chenille be your color gurus and paint perfectly color-coordinated stripes on your walls just like these two fabulous fashionistas would. You can create personalized, vertical or horizontal patterns customized to match your room décor or the outermost reaches of your imagination. All you need is the know-how and right tools for the job. Find your True Colors™ with DreamWorks Trolls color paint, exclusively at True Value®.

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    • Step 1: Decide On Your Paint Wardrobe
       

      Before you start, decide on what colors you want to use and how you want your stripe design to look. Will you use stripes just on an accent wall? Or will you carry the stripe motif throughout the whole room? Depending on the room’s size and the existing design elements within the room, you can decide what will look best in your space.

      Next, it’s time to choose a color scheme. This is where Satin and Chenille can provide the fun inspiration you need. It’s common to choose two shades of the same color, but you don’t have to limit yourself. For a bolder effect, try contrasting colors that complement one another. Satin and Chenille’s paint colors include “Double Purple”, “Strike a Posey Pink”, and FaBLUEous”.

      For a more subtle striping effect, use the same color for the basecoat and the stripes in different finishes. Use an eggshell finish for the basecoat and a semi-gloss for the stripes. If you use this technique, the stripes will be more noticeable when you use a darker color.

      You can be more contemporary by using stripes in varying widths. You’ll also need to decide whether you want vertical stripes or horizontal. Striping a room horizontally creates a cozy effect while vertical stripes can make ceilings look taller.

    • Step 2: Prepare the Room
       

      Scrape any loose paint, patch any imperfections and sand rough or glossy areas, and then clean the walls with warm, soapy water and a cloth. Let the surface dry completely before painting. It’s best to move furniture out of the room but if you can’t, just move it away from the walls and cover with drop cloths or tarps.

      Lay canvas drop cloths below the walls you’re painting stripes on. Canvas cloths stay in place better than plastic ones. Use masking tape to attach the cloths to the baseboard or bottom of the wall so that they don’t shift around while you’re painting. This reduces the chance of getting paint on your floor.

      Safety Alerts!

      Always paint in a well-ventilated area. Open the windows to make sure you’ll have proper ventilation.

      Wear protective clothing, goggles and gloves when painting.

    • Step 3: Paint a Base Coat
       

      Once you’ve prepped the room, it’s time to apply the base coat. The base coat should be the lighter of the two paint colors you’ve selected. Using a paintbrush or roller, apply a coat of True Value EasyCare® Ultra Premium Paint/Primer in One, using one of Satin and Chenille’s custom colors or a color of your choice. Allow the area to dry completely for at least 24 hours before painting the stripes.

    • Step 4: Measure, Mark and Mask Out Stripes
       

      Decide on the stripe orientation, width, and where to start and end your pattern. How wide your stripes will be is up to you. You can make your stripes uniform or vary the widths to add visual interest to your striping effect. For example, alternating 3" stripes with 5" stripes gives the room a unique, contemporary feel.

      Once you’ve decided on the direction and width of your stripes, you’re ready to start masking the wall. It’s a good idea to start the first stripe in an inconspicuous place, such as behind a door, just in case the first stripe isn’t exactly perfect on the first try.

      To create vertical stripes, use a ruler or yardstick and a pencil to measure and mark even intervals along the top edge of the wall. Do the same along the bottom of the wall, marking the exact same measurements as the top. Continue along the length of the entire wall. Use painter’s tape to mask out vertical lines starting from the top marks to the bottom marks. These will form the outside edges of each of your vertical stripes.

      Horizontal stripes are made in a similar fashion. Measuring with a yardstick, mark where you want the topmost stripe to be from the ceiling. With one hand, hold the yardstick against the marking you made on the wall. Use your other hand to place a level horizontally against the yardstick. Adjust the yardstick until it’s level, and trace a line with your pencil along the top of the yardstick. Continue creating this line in the same way across the length of the wall.

      Using the same technique, create the rest of your horizontal stripe pattern as wide as you want your stripes to be. Unless you’re going for a specific design that calls for irregular-sized stripes, be sure that each stripe is the same width.

      Apply painter’s tape along the lines you made in pencil on the “outside” of the lines. Score the outer edge of the tape with your fingernail or a small knife so the paint will not bleed under the tape. Continue the process until you’ve masked all the stripes. This will keep you from painting over the lines and ruining your base coat.

    • Step 5: Paint Stripes
       
      Finished wall with painted stripes

      Using a small-to-medium-sized paint brush or mini-roller, carefully apply the second color or finish, making sure to keep within the lines you made with tape. Let the paint dry completely before removing the painter’s tape. Pull the tape away from the wall gently in a downward, angled motion. This will give you a clean paint line without damaging your freshly painted wall.

      Awesome! Thanks to Satin and Chenille’s expert color guidance, your walls have come alive with Trolls color.

  • Here’s what you’ll need to complete this project successfully.

    Before you begin, use the shopping list below to uncheck the tools you already have to complete this project.

    Then, print or save your updated list and bring it to your local True Value hardware store, where an expert Hardwarian will give you the remaining tools and expert advice you need to complete this project.

    You can also shop online for these project items at TrueValue.com and receive FREE shipping to a participating store.

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