• Nathan Hillis

Painting Wall Stripes: How We Do It At Hillis Brothers

Updated: Mar 10

Striping, maybe you have seen this hot trend on Pinterest? It's an easy way to incorporate color into a room without painting an entire wall.


If you want to incorporate this into your exterior, we're going to show you two ways to accomplish it:


Materials You'll Need:

  • Standard paint & primer

  • Laser level

  • Pencil

  • Painters tape

  • Drop cloths

  • Tape measure

  • Paint tray

  • Brush and roller


Example #1: Using A Laser Level


We like to use a laser level to create striping.


In the example below, the original paint color on the all was orange. Using the main wall color we painted the wall on both sides with the main color. Once that was done, a laser level was used to create a long line from the top to the bottom of the Great Room. The illusionary line is taped to create the new accent wall.


Example #2: Using Laser Level To Set Tape Lines


We used a laser level to help set the tape lines before painting. Then after a couple of coats of paint, the tape is removed while the paint is still drying.


You might wonder why not take off the tape once it dries?


It's because after the paint dries, it will rip up the wall while taking off the tape.