Painting Diagonal Stripes on a Wall

Tiffany Brooks showed HGTV Magazine how to paint this pattern. Here’s how you can try the trend.

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Materials Needed:

  • gray and white paint
  • paint roller
  • pencil
  • tape measure or ruler
  • painter's tape

Step 1

Paint the entire wall gray. Let dry.

Step 2

Starting at the top center of the wall, pencil in a horizontal row of 16-inch squares. If the wall’s dimensions are not evenly divisible by 16, adjust the size of your squares slightly. Below that row, pencil in a second row of 16-inch squares, offsetting this row from the top row by 8 inches. (If your squares aren’t 16 inches, the second row should be offset by half the width of your squares.) Repeat until the entire wall is filled with squares in a brick-like pattern. Note that there will be rectangles instead of squares at both ends of every other row.

Step 3

In the top left square, tape off 1-inch diagonal stripes.

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