Painting bold stripes on furniture can make a profound statement in any room. Today I’m sharing how to paint those bold stripes without that nasty bleeding under the tape and how to get a crisp clean line every time. I’m excited about this one! I got special plans for the staging on this one and a flashback of memories.
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How To Paint Bold Stripes On Furniture
Here’s a complete product list for this project. Just click on the products below to find where to get them for your next project.
- White Lighting (cleaner)
- Slick Stick
- BOSS (white)
- Cotton (chalk mineral paint)
- Caviar (chalk mineral paint)
- Paint Brushes
- Painters Tape
- French Ceramics (decor transfer)
- Clear Coat (satin)
*Don’t miss these steps before painting your wood furniture.
Taping Off For Painted Stripes On Furniture
To paint stripes on furniture you will need to choose a color that accents the base coat. For this project, I chose a bold black and white pattern. Start your project by taping off the design you want with painters tape. You will want to use your finger to smooth the edges of the tape to make sure it has good contact with the furniture before painting.
How To Prevent Paint From Bleeding Under Tape
Lean in close on this one! This step is super important if you want those crisp clean lines. Well, that was silly to say. Of course, you do! Start with burnishing the edges of the tape with the same base color. I like to use my finger but you can use an artist brush for this as well. This will create a seal with the base color that will prevent the accent color from bleeding. Allow the paint to completely dry.
Next, paint the color of your choice for the stripes on furniture. If you’re using a black over white like I’m doing here, you’re probably gonna need a second coat of paint for full coverage. It’s not necessary to allow the final coverage coat to dry completely before removing the tape but be very careful. You would very unhappy if you accidentally let the black paint touch that beautiful white. How do I know? Because it happened, lol.
Adding A Pop Of Color
You definitely can step it up a notch and add a pop of color as I did here with this amazing decor transfers! It’s like the easiest way to add a decorative touch over stripes on furniture.
And check out those black high gloss drawer pulls! Want to learn more about updating old hardware? CLICK HERE to learn how quick and easy it is to spray paint hardware for a new look. And for the blended paint at the base of this dresser, CLICK HERE for a video tutorial on the blending paint technique that I used over the stripes on furniture.
This blog post is dedicated to a dear four-legged friend that carried me many miles across Texas and brought me more joy than you can imagine. We road through bluebonnet patches, ponds, and water-filled ditches. The blue flowers in this decor transfer I used reminded me of a special day. You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl. And yes, those are my spurs hanging on the wall. One of the last items left from my equestrian adventures. RIP Skippy.
So, what do you think about using BOLD stripes on furniture? Is this a look you would incorporate in your home? I’d love to know what you think. Here’s an idea for you… try creating stripes with stencils. It’s a more subtle look and not so in your face. CLICK HERE to learn more about adding stencils on furniture.
Until the next project… xo, Do