Okay, you know the stripes on walls that aren't straight? They have bumps from where the texture made the tape not stick to wall. Well, I HAVE THE SOLUTION! Caulking the tape before painting makes it lovely and straight. And for an OCD person like myself, the extra step is totally worth it.
Caulk is very economical. I bought mine for about $1.20 at Walmart and the caulking gun for $1.70 also at Walmart. I had heard about using caulk before, but I was skeptical. I didn't want the caulk to rip off the color underneath, or to just come off and take the stripe color with it. It worked fabulously though, and next time I do stripes, I will definitely do it this way again.
|This is the first step, tape off the sections you want to|
paint. I used a level and a pencil to mark where I
wanted the stripes to go.
|Put the caulk on the inside of the strips, try to blend it|
into the wall, so there won't be a line in the paint.
|Paint, and remove the tape!|
Linking to: Jennifer Rizzo