How To Color Block A Wall

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Color blocking when you pair two or three different colors to make a bold statement in a room. It’s a great way to bring new life to a room. Let me show you how easy it is to achieve.

How To Color Block A Wall

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This entire room is painted Clark+Kensington Eggshell Interior paint in Heads or Tails, color code 23A-2. It’s a beautiful color that’s very soothing and peaceful. But I’m looking to add some personality to this space, so I’m going to paint a stripe on the wall. The stripe will be quite big.

I choose the same paint, but had it tinted the Clark+Kensington color, Olive Tree, color code 29B-7. This dark color is a great accent to really make this stripe stand out in the room.

Let’s get started! The first thing I want to do is clean the wall and fill any holes with spackle. Once the spackle is dry use a light 120 grit sandpaper to make it smooth.

The next thing I need to do is mark off my top and bottom lines of the stripe. There are two ways to get this straight line, you can use a laser level or a chalk line.

The laser level is a great way to project the line on the wall, and then apply your painters’ tape on the project lined. Another way to create a perfect line is to use a chalk snap line.  A chalk snap line is an inexpensive way to draw a long line between two points when a ruler is not feasible. Once you’ve snapped the chalk lines, masking is easy.  Just apply painters’ masking tape along the line and wipe away the chalk with a slightly damp cloth. I like using the Ace Clean Release painters’ tape, its strong adhesion makes it ideal for painting straight lines.

Once your lines are straight and taped, it’s time to paint! Start by trimming the area with a 3 inch angled synthetic brush along the painter’s tape, then with a 3/8 nap roller paint in between the two lines.

While the paint is a little tacky, remove the painters tape! There you go! Your own personal piece of art right on your wall. You can do anything you want when it comes to color blocking, there is no right or wrong. For all your paint and painting supplies, visit your neighborhood Ace.

Published on 12/3/2021.
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