How to create a striped feature wall
A striped feature wall is a great way to add a sense of fun and excitement to your living area or bedroom. The overall impact will depend on the width of your stripes and the colours you choose.
- Prepare your surface
- Measure your stripes and mark with painters tape
- Paint with two coats of quality paint
- Remove tape and touch up any imperfections with a small paint brush
- Clean walls with a general purpose cleaner such as Selleys Sugar Soap to remove a build-up of grime or grease on the walls.
- Decide on the width of your stripes by attaching coloured stripes of paper to the proposed area
- Prepare your surface by removing any peeling or flaking paint with a power tip scraper.
- Fill any cracks, gaps or holes with a “Selleys Spakfilla”/fillers/rigid-filler rigid filler. Selleys Spakfilla ColourSmart is a great choice for interior decorating, it is pink when applied drying to off white when ready to sand.
- Lightly sand over your filled areas to get a smooth finish
- Before painting, clean dust and filler particles using Selleys Sugar Soap or Selleys Super Kleen.
- Finally cover your floors and and furnishings with a Rota Cota Drop Cloth to protect them from paint splatters.
- Measure your stripes starting at the centre of the wall and working outward.
- Mark the lines with a pencil, using a spirit level to ensure they are straight. Then mark the lines with painters tape.
- Paint the stripes inside the lines using a paint roller, then using a trim brush such as Selleys Spirit Dream Finish Edger paint over part of the painter’s tape to create a defined edge.
- Remove the painters tape when the second coat of paint is dry to the touch. Peel the tape at a 45 degree angle. If there is any bleeding, touch up with a small artists brush.
- Reposition your furniture in front of the wall, then stand back and enjoy your handy work!