DIY Striped Wall Paint Design to Give A Scandinavian Hint

Are you intrigued by Scandinavian decor style? Then here’s a striped wall paint design DIY project to bring in a Scandinavian feel with very little work to do. Striped painted walls also play a huge role in creating the illusion of a taller and/or wider room. Stripe painting ideas can be for horizontal stripes and/or vertical stripes. In this DIY stripped wall project, we will look for ideas for painting vertical stripes on walls ideas.

Vertical Striped Wall Paint Design

Popular Scandinavian wall treatments are hand painted stripes, borders, and panels. Twisting ribbons, floral posies, bows, and garlands painted in a naturalistic, three-dimensional style take Scandinavian decor to the next level.

Striped painted walls

However, in this project, we first do the basic and easy striped wall paint design with a roller. And to make it edgy, we later trim the roller to paint thin stripes on the existing stripes. Go for calm colours to complement the style, such as pale yellow and white or blue and white. Bold colours are overpowering, hence; they should be toned down for a more subtle effect. Once you finalise the colour palette, the next thing to do is collect the list of things given below. In case you are struggling with colour, here’s a link to an article that has deep insight on colours.

Things Required For DIY Stripped Wall

  • A plain wall painted white as base paint.
  • Pale blue emulsion paint.
  • Pale grey emulsion paint.
  • Paper.
  • Plumb line.
  • Scalpel.
  • Small paintbrush.
  • 2.5 cm masking tape.
  • 3-pack of small foam rollers and tray.

How To Paint Stripes On a Wall?

Stripe painting ideas for a wall are many, but the easiest one to implement is to use a roller for creating vertical stripes. But the knack here is getting the right amount of paint for a whole vertical stripe and using the right pressure. Begin with a part of the room that will not be the focus of attention.

Follow These Steps To Get The Perfect Striped Wall Paint Design

Step 1. Fill the tray with blue paint and run the roller through so that it is evenly coated. Test this on paper first to judge the pressure needed for good coverage and no runs.

Checking roller coverage for painting stripes on wall

Step 2. Hang the plumb line from ceiling height of about 30 cm in from one corner. Paint a stripe from ceiling to skirting. The roller leaves gaps at the top and bottom that can be filled in with the paintbrush. Leave a roller’s width between vertical stripes and move the plumb line as you go.

Painted vertical stripes on wall

Step 3. Now take a new roller and divide it into five parts by wrapping masking tape around each end and the middle section. This will divide the roller into five parts, with three parts covered with tape and two foam pieces left bare (without tape). Use a scalpel or cutter to cut down the edges of the tape. Remove the taped pieces. You will be left with two foam ridges.

Roller customised to thin stripes

Step 4. Fill the tray with grey paint and run the customised roller through it. Test the twin stripes on paper first. Run the roller down the white stripes and the blue stripes to add a double grey stripe. Fill in the small gaps at the top and bottom with the paintbrush.

Painting thin stripes

A friendly word of counsel before we leave you with planning out your DIY striped wall paint design project is that it may need some practice if this is your first time.

For more of these wall painting ideas, check out the links below:

Tuscan Style Wall Paint Finishes – Step-By-Step Procedure

Author Bio

Huta Raval – An English Literature and Journalism Topper, Huta Raval has graduated from the L D Arts College, Ahmedabad. Post serving for 23 years in the NBFC and Public Library Sectors her desire for ‘writing the unwritten’ brought her to the creative field of content writing. Her clientele comprises of NGOs, Blogging Platforms, Newspapers, Academic Institutions, et al.

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