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For today I wanted to share a tip that really helped all of the painting we are doing in our house right now, we have textured walls and even though I love them, they are a pain when you want to do anything other than a plain wall. I wanted shapes in one of my sewing room walls and after a run-test with frog tape when I worked on the fan, I knew I needed something else to make this a success.

First I draw a scaled version of the pattern I wanted, just to make sure it was “busy” enough after I was happy I measure and started taping my wall. But just working with my nails to get to every little bump of the texture, I have to admit started to bother me after just one little piece of tape.

So my little secret weapon to master that textured wall without losing my fingers trying to flatten the tape: An eraser. I simply “erased” the tape line in the side I was going to paint, I have to admit that it was kind of a pain, but trust me the results improved 200%, and I went from retouching EVERY line to almost no retouching at all.

In my case, I marked all the ones that needed to be painted and then worked on all the lines that were going to touch the paint. trust me there were a lot of them, but even with this extra step I manage to get the whole wall taped and prep in about 1 hour.

I will show you how the full wall looks when I reveal the sewing room =] but for now, consider this a little preview =]

**UPDATE: the paint color I used is BEHR ultra 430B-7 (Cress Green)

I hope you all have a wonderful day!
Do you have any paint tips? share them in the comments =]



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Joy Kelley is a Chilean Designer & lettering Artist. Mom to 3 little boys. Crafter. Pattern lover. Color obsessed. Lemon pie dependent. And the hand behind the HowJoyful Studio & HowJoyful Shop. Read more about her & the blog here →

13 replies
  1. Kimberly S.
    Kimberly S. says:

    Very lovely! Now if there were an easier way to rid our house of popcorn ceilings! The person who invented them needs to be drug out into the street and shot!

  2. Cynthia Douglass
    Cynthia Douglass says:

    What a hoot. I would have never thought of this pattern but after seeing it, love it. Please never stop.

  3. Kelli Myhre-Bahwell
    Kelli Myhre-Bahwell says:

    I love the Chevron pattern!!! Slightly obsessed with patterns in general. My question is the paint color, I love the green and would like to know what color it is and who makes it? Also wondering how you made your Conner Mateo sign, I didn’t find a tutorial about that so I was wondering if that was purchased or DIY.

    Thanks!!! Kelli

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      Hi Kelli, Thank you! the paint is BEHR ultra 430B-7 (Cress Green) and the Conner sign is DIY, the post will be up in the new few days ;)

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