Easy way to paint stripes: use ODD number of stripes so top and bottom are existing room color, make stripes in even inch (or mm) increments, and use the bottom stripe to soak up the odd bits of measurements.

The Lazy Girl's Timesaving Tips For Painting Wall Stripes

Easy way to paint stripes: use ODD number of stripes so top and bottom are existing room color, make stripes in even inch (or mm) increments, and use the bottom stripe to soak up the odd bits of measurements.

STOP the paint bleed when you paint stripes! This shows you exactly how to get a perfect line when you paint stripes on a wall. #diy #paint

STOP the paint bleed when you paint stripes! This shows you exactly how to get a perfect line when you paint stripes on a wall. #diy #paint

Here's the real trick for perfectly crisp lines: seal the edges of the painters tape with some of the base wall color before painting on the contrasting color. Don't paint the whole width of the tape. Just a bit along the edge of the tape on the side where the stripe will be painted. Let that paint dry and then paint your stripe color.  great idea!

Here's the real trick for perfectly crisp lines: seal the edges of the painters tape with some of the base wall color before painting on the contrasting color. Don't paint the whole width of the tape. Just a bit along the edge of the tape on the side where the stripe will be painted. Let that paint dry and then paint your stripe color. great idea!

DIY:  How to Paint Stripes on a Wall + A $200 Bathroom Update - painting stripes has to be one of the easiest and least expensive ways to update a room - Live Love DIY

DIY: How to Paint Stripes on a Wall + A $200 Bathroom Update - painting stripes has to be one of the easiest and least expensive ways to update a room - Live Love DIY

The Yellow Cape Cod: Super smart way to paint stripes...paint over tape with base color 1st to prevent accent color from seeping, then paint accent color.  Genius!

The Yellow Cape Cod: Super smart way to paint stripes...paint over tape with base color 1st to prevent accent color from seeping, then paint accent color. Genius!

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