Painting Ticking Stripes on a Wall

Meg Caswell showed HGTV Magazine how to paint perfect ticking stripes. Here’s how you can try the trend.

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For this project, you’ll repeat a 10-inch pattern of blue and white stripes across the wall every 6 inches. Note: Your pattern may not repeat fully at the ends of the walls.

Materials Needed:

  • white and blue paint
  • paint rollers
  • tape measure
  • pencil
  • painter's tape

Step 1

Paint the entire wall white. Let dry.

Step 2

Measure the wall’s width in inches. Divide the width by 16 to determine the total number of patterns.

Step 3

Find the center of the wall; mark it with a pencil. Tape off two vertical lines 10 inches apart, each 5 inches from the center of the wall. Measure in 1 inch from each vertical line and tape off two more vertical lines. Paint the white wall between the taped sections blue. Remove the tape. Repeat this pattern every 6 inches.

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