Today I’m sharing the tutorial for a painted ticking striped wall.
In my boys’ bathroom, I was inspired by the classic “ticking stripes” when I painted the walls. To paint a ticking striped wall, it’s not hard. It just requires a little patience and LOTS of (Frog Tape) painter’s tape.
I always find the center of the wall when I begin my painting projects. Here I found the center, drew a thin pencil line using a level, and placed painters’ tape over top.
I found that using two sizes of painters taped help make this project much easier. (You can just double up the regular-sized painter’s tape for the thicker stripe rather than buyer the thicker width.)
I repeated the same pattern over and over: thin – thin – thick – thin – thin
I then removed the two inside thin tape lines. This helps me have the perfect lines I was hoping for.
I taped the same pattern over and over: thin – thin – thick – thin -thin
And pulled away from the middle thin lines.
After a lot of patience, the taping was done!
I painted over the entire wall with a lighter gray.
And when I pulled back all that tape, I had my ticking-inspired striped wall!
There were a few spots I had to touch up, but not many! The tape really does do a great job keeping the paint out – you do not want to buy generic painter’s tape for this project. It’s expensive, but Frog Tape is worth the extra money. (And no, I’m not being paid to say this!) Want to see more of my boys’ bathroom? Click on the photo below.
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3 thoughts on “Painted Ticking Striped Wall”
Love the striped ticking look with paint but I have textured walls and I’m thinking paint would most likely run under the tape. Have you tried this on a textured wall?
Hi Terri! Although I haven’t tried it, I know there is a special tape for textured surfaces: http://frogtape.com/products/frogtape-textured-surface You could text it out in a spot and see if it works? Good luck!!