Interior Wall Painting Ideas
Walls Stripes, checks and patterns
A Paint allows you to get the effect of hand-blocked wallpaper at a fraction of the cost This sophisticated looking lattice was created by painting a red top coat over the undercoat which had been covered in criss-crossed masking tape.
Stripes and checks comprise a decorating trend that never goes out of fashion; they have a striking, graphic quality, and a fresh, well-ordered, clean-cut appearance, whether or not their edges are sharp, making them suitable for practically any situation in combination with areas of plain colour or with each other. Hugely versatile, stripes and checks are equally varied in their effect; wide stripes will be bolder than narrower ones, or you can create a more sophisticated rhythm, following one wide with three narrow stripes, for instance, and then repeating it.
Think too about the effect of colour on your chosen stripes; you could create a stunningly dramatic study using dark paint and wide stripes, provided that you could then light it efficiently, but that combination would not work in a kitchen or dining room, where a fresher and lighter effect would be better. All you need is a little patience, a plumb line, your paint and tools.
The quickest, simplest method of creating stripes is to paint the wall in your chosen base colour and then use a roller to create stripes in a contrasting shade using a plumb line to guide you. If you wish to create broader stripes than it is possible to paint with a roller, mark out the area to be painted with masking tape before you start, again using a plumb line to establish a true vertical. If you like stripes but are wary of the crisp, bandbox look, roughly and lightly paint in your stripes and then immediately go over the wet paint with a dry roller to create a
Use a plumb line to mark out vertical stripes. Use a soft 2 With the pencil marks to guide you, carefully paint the pencil and a very light touch. stripes with a wide roller.
Decorative painting slightly distressed effect. A smaller, ‘pin-stripe’ effect can be created by cutting a foam roller into narrow stripes, using tape to keep each part of the roller separate.
You could use this stripe both vertically and horizontally, and in more than one colour, to create a chequered effect.