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How to Paint Patterns
Paint in appropriate colors
Chalk and level to draw lines
Tape that will resist paint
Paint rollers of various sizes
Stiff bristled brush
Find a sample of a pattern you like.
Paint base coat if necessary.
Decide on the size of your pattern.
Recreate the pattern on your walls using chalk.
To guarantee a straight line, apply tape edge to chalk line.
Complete one wall at a time!
Paint horizontal lines first; when dry, remove tape and paint vertical lines.
To get the effect of fabric, drag a stiff bristle brush drag it through the wet paint.
To get lighter stripes, dilute the paint with glaze.
Remember, any place you have taped will preserve the color prior to its application.
See a demonstration
Printed from Oprah.com on Monday, March 10, 2014
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