painting a checkered flag on a wall


Old 05-03-03, 12:38 PM
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Question painting a checkered flag on a wall

i am going to be redoing a room in a nascar theme. I want to paint a checkered flag on one wall. How do i figure out if i want to make 2 foot by 2 foot alternating black and white squares where to start so that it all comes out centered. Is there a formula that i can plug numbers into and figure out where to tape off on the wall.
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Old 05-03-03, 06:36 PM
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If there are an even number of squares in both directions, the center will be on a corner of squares in the middle. If odd, then at the center of the center square. And so on.

Better yet. Find the center of the wall and work from there. Two foot squares will cover a wall vertically from floor to ceiling, including the baseboard. They will run down the length of the wall, however far the wall extends.

I would prime the wall with the primer tinted toward the red to help with coverage. Traditionally, red covers poorly. I would paint the red squares first, for the same reason. The black will cover the red more easily than the red will cover the black.

Hope this helps.
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