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DIY Wall Painting Using Tapes

Khairah
(Level 2)
22 Nov 2016 02:25, updated
06 Sep 2015, published

I don’t have any profound love for paintings, tableaux or anything affixed on the walls to beautify them – dust collectors. Nor do I like to have holes made in the walls because they kind of stay forever. Still, I wanted something warm, cozy and personal on my veranda wall because this room has large window panes with loads and loads of light and fresh air coming in. Moreover, I am thinking of having some potted plants placed around and zen-rocks aligned.

So, I pinterested some DIY methods to do my own wall painting. Among all the ideas, I found the easiest way (for me): using masking tape. There I went… googling for designs. Moreover, upon buying the masking tape, I had to ask for a good quality masking tape which doesn’t rip off the paint from the wall when it is peeled off. My friend helped me because I lack height and also my right hand was is not that fit right now.

My lengthy procedure

1. I printed the design I fell for
2. We covered the needed spot on the wall with the masking tape
3. Using a pencil, we drew the selected design over the masking tape stuck on the wall
4. We used a cutter to outline the design we made with the pencil and peeled that bit of cut-out masking tape off
5. We painted the spot we just uncovered with the paint of my choice
6. I let the paint dry out and removed the extra masking tapes from the wall

Tadaaaaaa!

My Veranda

My Veranda Wall Painting

My Bedroom

My Bedroom Wall Painting

Choice of colours

I had two paints left: dark grey and white. Then I mixed a bit of both to make a lighter shade of grey but darker than my wall’s grey background.

There are so many amazing things we can do with these tapes. Take a look: Tape Painting on Pinterest

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Aurel19
Aurel19  (Level 1)
07 Sep 2015 02:48
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Oh wow!! This is amazing!! Love it, specially the design you chose for your veranda.

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Khairah
Khairah  (Level 2)
07 Sep 2015 10:12

Thank you Aurel.. very sweet of you :)

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gices
gices  (Level 5)
13 Sep 2015 20:30
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This looks beautiful Khairah. How much would you say you spent doing this, including the design and the paint (and labour or time taken to complete)?

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Khairah
Khairah  (Level 2)
13 Sep 2015 22:20

• Amount of paint: I used less than 1 litre of paint for each colour.

• Time: Took me two sundays to do the designs and two coating for each.

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