Wall Stripes (on Knockdown Texture)

This was my first attempt to paint stripes on my knockdown textured walls and I didn’t know what to expect. After some research, I came across this post that covers exactly what I was looking to do. I decided to try their method and it worked!

The secret ingredient for getting straight, clean lines is the tape. You can’t use a regular painter’s tape as you would on non-textured walls and expect clean results when you remove it. This FrogTape is made specifically for textured walls – it has a liquid sealer that helps cover the uneven surface of the texture.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS:

Difficulty: Medium

Time: ~5 hours

STEPS:
  • Primer and pain the walls in the lighter color first and let it dry. Apply a second coat, if needed. Let it dry.
  • Once you have determined how many stripes you’ll do, use the leveler, measuring tape/yardstick and a pencil to mark your lines.
  • After you’ve read the instructions carefully, start applying the FrogTape. When you apply the tape, make sure to do the layout correctly. The tape will partially cover sections of the wall that will have the lighter color you just painted. The sections where the second color will be applied need to be fully exposed so you can paint them with the darker shade.

  • Once the the liquid has dried, you can start painting with your second color. Apply multiple coats if necessary.

  • Once the paint is dry, you can remove the tape and admire the crisp stripes on your wall!

  • If your lines aren’t entirely smooth, don’t despair. Use a small brush for touch-ups.

And that’s all there is to it. I hope you’ll love your stripes as much as I do mine!

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