I LOVE the Chevron print. A few months ago I redecorated my office and I knew I had to have it as a focal point. It would be perfect with black and white colors and it would definitely be a wow factor. I couldn’t be happier with the results. I seen several pins on how to do the Chevron print on a wall, but honestly, some were just too confusing. I wanted to make a way to do it what was simple. Here’s how I did it.
You will need:
Permanent marker or Pen
Ribbon (I used the cheap curling ribbon used for balloons)
Painters Tape (I LOVE the Frog brand, its AMAZING and very clean and sharp)
Paint ( I used Behr Premium Plus with Primer, 1 White & 1 Black)
Paint roller, rolling pan, paint brush (1-2″), drop clothes, and a moist towel for any mistakes or paint drips
FIRST, Make sure the wall is already painted with one of the colors you want in your pattern. (I THOUGHT I wanted one of the colors to be the same as the other walls, but I was wrong and had to go back and fill in) I should have painted my wall white first since that was the other color I used in the end.
There are ways to draw the lines, use chalk line, etc. I chose ribbon because not only is it easy, it’s also cheap. I wanted my lines to have a good end on the sides, so I took the ribbon and cut it the length of the wall from left to right, then folded it in half, then those in half, then those into half. So I would have 8 blocks, my wall width was only 132″ so I knew 16.5″ for each line would be a good size, I didn’t want them too small.
I marked each fold with a sharpie on the front and back of the ribbon, Measured to make sure each block was 16.5 inches (this wall isn’t difficult, but you do want to make sure there is no mistakes in painting this pattern) I took a second piece of ribbon cut it the same length and marked it every 16.5″ as well. Taped it to the top and bottom of the wall. Next, I cut 9 pieces of ribbon the length of the wall from top to bottom and marked it (starting from the top) every 16.5″ going down. Now at the bottom there might be a few inches left, that’s fine.
Then I taped both ends to each mark I made on the top & bottom ribbons (so every 16.5″ from left to right I taped the vertical ribbons and the 2 left were for the side walls) NOTE: I tape them ON TOP of the molding so there is a little space behind the ribbon (for the painters tape) Like the picture to the right >
Basically, You want to make a “graph” to go by for the lines, each “block” will be a line either going top left to bottom right OR top right going to bottom left. IT’S NOT HARD I PROMISE!
After marking the vertical lines, I see that I have 5 marks going down. So I cut 5 more pieces of ribbon to go from left to right ( I didn’t mark these because the vertical ribbons are already marked. I taped them to each side of the wall on every 16.5″ mark that’s on the vertical ribbons.
That’s the hardest part (Or at least it was hard to explain my method)
Now starting from left to right, take strips of painters tape and connect from corner to corner behind the ribbon. NOTE: they will all go the same way vertically. (all strips of tape on once line will go from top right to bottom left in each block going down, and the next row all tape will go top left to bottom right) AND make sure the corners come to a very neat and clean-cut.
Once the tape is complete in each block, it should look like this pic to the left. Remove the ribbons and it should only be the tape. Rub the tape down really well making sure all edges are nicely adhere
Now paint the corners with the brush every other one, if the paint is thick enough (Behr Premium plus Primer was) that it only needs one coat, remove the tape as soon as you finish painting the section. (Tip, removing the tape while the paint is still wet keeps the paint edges sharper and doesn’t have that jagged “rip” look)
Once dry that’s it. It really seemed harder than it is. I LOVE my wall in my office, As I mentioned I did make the mistake of using the same color as the other walls, and later I had to re tape and “Fill in” with white. Now my wall is AMAZING and it goes so well with my colors in my Office.
I love this pattern and I really wanted to show how to do it in a more simple way. This was a long post and seems overwhelming (I promise it’s not), if you do have anymore questions about the process feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be glad to help out any way I can.
Thanks And I hope you find it a little more simple to paint this pattern now.
Whats your opinions, or do you have any tips or tricks you have used? Let me know.