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How to paint striped walls using Dulux Design

Mar 31st, 2011
How to paint striped walls using Dulux Design
How to paint striped walls using Dulux Design
Mar 31st, 2011

Tools & Materials

  • Dulux Wash & Wear 101 Advanced, Dulux Design Silk, Design Pearl or Design Metallic paint
  • Quality masking tape: Scotch-Blue™ Painter’s Tape for Delicate Surfaces from 3M
  • A paint stirrer
  • Drop sheet
  • Measuring tape
  • Spirit level
  • Straight edge
  • Pencil
  • Medium nap roller
  • Roller tray
  • A variety of brushes


Horizontal or vertical stripes add definition and perspective to a plain room. To liven things up, use different effects together such as Dulux Design Metallic, Silk and Pearl, or you can stick to the same effect and vary the colour or shade. It’s much more cost effective than wallpaper and can be easily changed by painting over the whole wall or by simply updating the colour of one stripe.

In this guide, we’re looking at horizontal and vertical stripes, and the best way to paint them to get the effect you’re after.

This video will assist you on how to work out the thickness of the stripes and how to get perfectly straight lines.

It also provides other handy tips. For instance, make sure you plan your design while the room is still furnished as it will affect your perception of how wide and where the stripes need to be.

And if you’re having trouble visualising, get some coloured pieces of paper and stick them to the wall where the stripes will be. Use differing widths to see which one you think works best.

For the best result, watch the complete video for advice on preparation, application, handy tips and clean up.

For more paint advice visit the Dulux website.



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