Tips & Techniques


Broad Strokes

Dec 01, 2015

Create a parallel universe of luxury with eye-catching horizontal stripes - it’s not nearly as tricky to achieve as you might imagine.
How-to-5 broad strokes



YOU NEED

PAINT: Plascon Cashmere in Fresh Linen (Y3-E2-3) and Plascon Polvin or Cashmere in White.

OTHER: A ruler with a built-in spirit level, masking tape, a white water-based pencil (available from art shops), a medium-sized sponge paint roller.

PREPARATION

Apply two coats of Fresh Linen to your desired wall, allowing the paint to dry between coats.

GET THE LOOK

STEP 1

How-to-1

Measure the height of your wall and divide the height by the nearest measurement to 25 cm so that you get an exact figure, not a fraction. Using the ruler and pencil, measure and mark 25 cm intervals vertically up the wall.

STEP 2

How-to-2

Use the ruler and white water-based pencil to draw level horizontal lines across your walls. Mask off the inside edges of every second stripe.

STEP 3

How-to-3

Use the sponge roller to apply the white paint to the stripes whose inside edges have not been masked off. Apply two coats if necessary. Remove the tape and touch up the base colour where necessary.

Photographs: Graeme Wyllie
Production: Klara van Wyngaarden
Paint Techniques and Text: Charlie Vettori