When I did my office makeover the question I was asked the most was…. “How did you get the lines so straight?” I foolishly, didn’t take step-by-step photos, so as I’ve been giving the bathroom a makeover (post to follow soon, but a sneak peek below 😉) I thought I’d make sure I did it this time
What do you need?
Most items are linked below too (UK)
Pick the point on your wall that you want the line to stop and line up your laser level, check you are comfortable with the split
Using your ruler, draw over your laser with gently with your pencil, once you’ve done this you can put your laser away (I always take the batteries out of mine to store)
The edge you want the block colour to go onto should like up with the edge of your tape. Line it up with the pencil mark and then gently smooth it down so it’s flat to the wall as possible with no bubbles or lumps. You should run the tape so it overhangs slightly at the edge and give you a tab to easily remove it later
Seal the tape with the colour you want on the other side of the tape. As you can see here I’m going to paint the wall dark green, but I’m going over the tape on the side of the dark green with the white. This is to create a seal and if the paint accidentally bleeds under the tape it’ll be the white paint, so the line will be perfectly crisp. Remember to let it dry!
Go in with you colour! Paint the full block, go over the edge of the tape (but obviously not over the full piece!)
After you’ve done your final coat, and whilst the paint is still wet, remove your frog tape slowly using the tab you left. Et voila!
As always, any questions please let me know, and here’s a sneak peek of the bathroom!