Give your decorating a punch with a dose of trendy pattern. Here's how to paint a chevron pattern on your walls.
-- Paint in two colors
-- Roller brush
-- Painter's tape
-- Crafts knife
-- Crafts brush
Paint the wall with a base color and let it dry. Use a yardstick to determine the width and length for your chevron stripes. (This chevron has stripes 12 inches wide and 30 inches long from peak to each end on a 7-1/2x8 foot wall.)
Decide where you want the chevron's peak at the top of the wall; mark this as point A. Measure down the width of a stripe with a ruler and mark point B; use the level to ensure the marks are vertically aligned. Measure the length of a stripe from the peak to the edge of the wall and mark point C. From that mark, measure down the width of a stripe to mark point D. Use painter's tape to connect points A and C, and points B and D. Cut the tape with a crafts knife to create sharp corners.
Tip: Mark the wall from the top of the wall to the bottom for one side of the chevron, then move to the other side.
With a small roller brush, paint on the stripe color. Use only a small amount of paint on the roller to prevent paint from seeping under the tape.
When the paint is dry, slowly pull off the tape. Use a small crafts brush to make touch-ups.
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-Today, I'm going to show you how to paint a room like a pro. These five easy steps will make your next paint job a success. First, get the right tools for the job. Most paint jobs require damp cloth, painter's tape, 5-in-1 tool or putty knife, 2-inch angle sash brush, a 3-inch brush, a roller and roller pan. Use synthetic roller covers and brushes with dense nylon bristles when using latex paint. Use thicker rollers for more textured surfaces. Determine how many gallons of paint you'll need. Measure and add up the total width of the walls then multiply it by wall height. Next, divide by the number of square-feet the gallon of paint will cover which is typically 350. A good paint job starts with good prep work. Wipe the walls with the damp cloth then let them dry. Then, apply painter's tape in short sections to the ceiling, baseboards and trim. Seal the edges with the 5-in-1 tool or putty knife. Load a small amount of paint unto a 2-inch brush to outline the walls and ceiling. Start painting by cutting in corners and trim leaving a loosely brushed edge. Load the roller then row paint into the wall in an overlapping W. Fill in the W without lifting the roller to ensure even coverage. Paint the room one wall at a time working from top to bottom. Continue working in 3 foot to 4 foot sections until you are finish with your wall or room. Let the walls dry before removing the tape. Now, you know how to paint a room like a pro.