Tray Ceiling Ideas: How to Paint Horizontal Stripes
Add interest to a lackluster tray ceiling with painted horizontal stripes.
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- 3 - 5 different shades of latex paint
- painter's tape
- roller handle
- roller sleeve
- paint pan
- extender pole
- drop cloth
- detail brush
- measuring tape
- pencil or marker
- craft paper or scrap paper
- detail brush or cotton swab
- credit card or burnisher
- chalk line
Paint Base Color
Choose a base color to paint the ceiling as well as the angled tray. Use a roller handle and roller sleeve attached to extender pole to properly cover all surfaces.
Use measuring tape to determine the surface area of the ceiling as well as the height of the angled tray. Jot these measurements down with pencil and paper. Use a calculator to divide the measurements by the desired number of stripes intended for the overall look. The total will equal the proper width for symmetrical stripes.
Based on the dimensions of the tray, create a sketch indicating width of stripes (Image 1). Next, assign a paint color to each of the stripes by dipping a detail brush or cotton swab into the paint can, then dabbing paper (Image 2).
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