adding stripes


Old 03-04-03, 09:50 AM
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adding stripes

has anyone heard of adding a stripe of semi-gloss paint to a wall of flat paint. a stripe is added every foot or so. the effect is like that of a wallpaper. if so, how is this accomplished?
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Old 03-04-03, 12:51 PM
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They have done it on Trading Spaces. They used blue painter's tape and a level to mark the places for the tape. Looked REAL nice when they were done, but I personally haven't had great success using painter's tape when making stripes. I recommend you peel the tape off while the paint is still wet, and be sure to do a test stripe or two before you get knee-deep into this project to see how you like it.
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Sherwin-Williams has a tape called Clean Edge that is a bit on the high side compared to masking tape but isn't much more than good blue tape. Blue tape by intent doesn't make good striping tape but most go to it because the base coat is most often just hanging on and the least pull will lift even cured paint. If a wall is very sound, that is primed properly so a good wall paint can bond, regular tape can be used and rolled at the edges with a wallpaper seam roller and the edge will be nice and sharp. Warming tape with a hair dryer will also cause it to let go and removing tape as soon as the paint is dry will help....Mike
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