Painted Ticking Striped Wall


In my boys’ bathroom, I was inspired by the classic “ticking stripes” when I painted the walls.  To paint a ticking striped wall, it’s not hard.  It just requires a little patiences and LOTS of (Frog Tape) painters tape.

Wall Stripes 1

 I always find the center of the wall when I begins my painting projects.  Here I found the center, drew a thin pencil line using a level and placed painters’ tape over top.

Wall Stripes 2

 I found that using two sizes of painters taped help make this project much easier.  (You can just double up the regular sized painters tape for the thicker stripe rather than buyer the thicker width.)

Wall Stripes 3

 I repeated the same patterned over and over:  thin – thin – thick – thin – thin

Wall Stripes 4

 I then removed the two inside thin tapes lines.  This help me have the perfect lines I was hoping for.

Wall Stripes 5

 I taped the same patterned over and over: thin – thin – thick – thin -thin

Wall Stripes 6

 And pulled away the middle thin lines.

Wall Stripes 7

 After a lot of patience, the taping was done!

Wall Stripes 8

 I painted over the entire wall with a lighter gray.

Wall Stripes 9

 And when I pulled back all that tape, I had my ticking inspired striped wall!

Boys Bathroom - AFTER 7

Ticking Stripes Painted

 There were a few spots I had to touch up, but not many!  The tape really does do a great job keeping the paint out – you do not want to buy generic painters tape for this project.  It’s expensive, but Frog Tape is worth the extra money.  (And no, I’m not being paid to say this!)

Want to see more of my boys’ bathroom?  Click on the photo below.



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  1. Terri Ferguson says

    Love the striped ticking look with paint but I have textured walls and I’m thinking paint would most likely run under the tape. Have you tried this on a textured wall?


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