Happy Monday everybody! Welcome to the ScotchBlue™ Painting Party! You’re just in time, because you’ve entered at the start of the party! A group of fantastic DIY bloggers, including myself, all completed projects with the help of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector. Now we’re giving you the chance to see all of our fabulous projects and get some inspiration!! Check out my project tutorial below, and then jump to the next blog in the party to see even more inspirational DIY tutorials!
You'll also get a chance to win some ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape so you can create a project of your own. Just read to the end to find out how!
About two months ago, we moved into a new-to-us house. I'm really excited about the decorating plans that I've worked up for the new space, and now that those sweet kiddos of mine are back in school, I'm ready to get going.
And I'm starting with the boys' room...
Here is a BEFORE showing you the boring state of the wall behind their bookcase. Yawn.
First, I wanted to start with a fresh, clean white base, so I gave the entire room two coats of Behr's Swiss Coffee (yeah, sounds like it should be brown, but it's white). And to get my paint roller prepped, I used this painter's trick....take your painter's tape, and wrap it around the entire roller, then peel it away. This will remove any of those fuzzies that might be waiting to jump off the roller and into your smooth paint job. It only takes a minute, but it is worth it.
Then came the fun part. First I measured out the lines. Since I don't have one of those fancy-schmancy laser levels, I did it the old fashioned way. I made pencil marks all the way across the wall at the heights that I wanted for each stripe (each stripe is 10" wide).
Then I took my ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector and taped each line. In order to keep each stripe 10" wide, I alternated the sides on which I placed the tape. Since my base coat was white, I placed the tape on the "inside" of each line where the white stripes would be, making sure that there would be 10" of wall space for each blue (Martha Stewart's Azurite) stripe.
Once the tape was up, I pressed it firmly along the edges to "lock" the seal. Normally, at this point in painting stripes, I would have sealed the edges with a stripe of the base coat color to prevent bleeding. But because I wanted to give the Edge-Lock Line Protector a fair try, I didn't do that this time.
Then I rolled on two coats of paint for my blue stripes.
I allowed the paint to dry overnight, and then pulled it off to reveal my stripes! I love them!! My walls are fairly heavily textured, and I think the Edge-Lock did well preventing color bleeds considering I didn't seal the edges with paint. I do think, however, that I would still seal them if I were to paint walls that are heavily textured in the future. But overall, I was pleased with the tape's performance. And ecstatic about the stripes!
What a difference, huh? I'm lovin' it!!
If you'd like a chance to win some ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector to use on your next project here's what you can do...
- Simply leave a comment on this post telling me how you would use ScotchBlue Painter's Tape.
- For an additional chance to win you can Tweet “@scotchbluebrand I want #supersharppaintlines for my next project!” then come back and leave a second comment.
And don't forget, here's a list of all the blogs participating in today's party...you'll want to visit all of them to get some great inspiration!
- Wendy @ The Shabby Nest *You are here!*
- Anna @ Take the Side Street *Continue to this blog next!*
- Amanda @ Little House on the Corner
- Rachael @ Lovely Crafty Home
- Stacey @ A Sort of Fairytale
What are you waiting for?? Go visit those other blogs and get inspired!!
ScotchBlue Brand reached out to me to participate in the ScotchBlue Painting Party to celebrate the launch of their new ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector. My post represents my honest experience with ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape. I am not being paid for my answers, but I did receive ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to assist in completion.