Easy Way to Paint Perfect Stripes

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When we moved into our new house, this hallway was a dark chocolate brown color.  I painted it a light, neutral color — Gray Owl  to make it a little brighter.  It definitely helped, but when the garage door shuts, the the light gray walls  are still a little darker than I prefer.  I’d been planning on adding white stripes for a while and thanks to your feedback, I went with wide, horizontal stripes and I’m LOVING it!  And thanks to PaintBlock® Technology that is in FrogTape® — painting stripes was easy and turned out fabulous!  Here’s how to Paint Perfect Stripes.

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When I’m painting walls, I have found it saves so much time when I prep the area with FrogTape®.  This hallway has a ton of texture so I used, Textured Surface by FrogTape — except around the thermostat — just regular FrogTape® for that spot.

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Step One – Measure

Decide how far apart you want your stripes.  I marked my wall every 17.5 inches in several spots along the span of the wall.

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Step Two – FrogTape®

If you don’t want to have to go back and touch up your lines — this stuff is definitely your best pick!  FrogTape® is treated with patented PaintBlock® Technology, a super absorbent polymer that reacts with the water in latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, which helps prevent paint bleed.

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Step Three – Apply Tape

Pressing down into texture, eliminating gaps.

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Step Four – Activate Sealer

How?!?  So easy — run a damp cloth along the tape’s edge.  FrogTape® is pretreated with PaintBlock® and this will activate it to help ensure a good seal.

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Step Five – Apply Edge Sealer

Shake bottle, tightly attach the brush applicator to the bottle.  Using the brush applicator, apply the edge sealer generously along the tape’s edge that you want to seal.  Apply in an overlapping, circular, or back and forth motion, being sure to sufficiently cover.  You should visibly see the milky solution as it dispenses.

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Step Six – Paint

Allow edge sealer to dry for 15 minutes before painting.  Remove tape when final coat of paint is dry to the touch.

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Check out that line — totally perfect!

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And because our kitchen is totally gutted, I had to find a new key storage solution to replace my key drawer —

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 The print and frame on the left are from IKEA.

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 I love my new wall pieces, but it wouldn’t look near as good without these perfect stripes!

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 Adding the white stripes has lightened this hallway!

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 Follow the FrogTape Textured Surface board on Pinterest Pinterest — so many fun ideas!

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School is about to start back — what will you be making that Textured Surface™ would be perfect for?!

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  1. I absolutely love this. It is so bright and refreshing. What color white was used on the stripes?

  2. So cute – I love the his/hers key holders! The stripes look PERFECT!! I’m so impressed.

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