Break from tradition – play with stripes and graphics to add a fresh perspective to a wall.

Materials you will need:

  • Dulux Luxurious Silk (recommended for kids’ rooms as it’s washable) or any other Dulux paint in the colour of your choice
  • ground sheet
  • vinyl sheets or stickers
  • spirit level
  • pencil
  • masking tape
  • paintbrushes or a set of sponge rollers in various widths

Step 1

Using a laser spirit level makes masking out the stripes for the focal wall much easier, but you can also use an ordinary spirit level.

Step 2

You will need to mask out and paint alternate stripes first. Once the first series of stripes is dry, remove the masking tape and mask out the in-between stripes.

Step 3

It helps to have a plan and stick to it; ours can be seen pasted to the side of the cupboard. Work out the widths and allocate colours before you start to paint. Remove the masking tape carefully – it helps to create a scissors-like action by pulling the tape at a slight angle.

Step 4

Make your own vinyl stickers: trace your designs onto the vinyl sheet using carbon paper. Then use a pair of scissors to cut out the graphic shapes. First, position the individual shapes onto the wall using Prestik.

Step 5

Once you’re happy with the positioning of your graphics, remove the backing and adhere the graphic to the wall.


Referenced from Gallo images / Home Magazine

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