Here’s what you will need to get this DIY party started:
Blue painter’s tape (we used 3M 2080 blue tape for delicate surfaces)
Color by Crate and Barrel Blue .06 Flat for the base coat
Color by Crate and Barrel Blue .06 Eggshell for the stripes
Use our handy paint calculator to help estimate how much you need for your project.
Step 1: Apply 2 coats of Blue .06 Flat for the base coat. Allow at least 4 hours drying time between coats. Because dark colors have a LOT of colorant, the longer you let the paint cure, the better. Allow at least 48 hours of drying time after the 2nd coat before starting with Step 2.
Step 2: Using your pencil and level, draw horizontal lines 12″ apart.
Step 3: Mask the stripes. Make sure to mask just at the outer edge of the pencil mark so it gets covered with paint in the next step. You can mark every other stripe with a piece of masking tape to help keep track of the stripes you do NOT want to paint.
PRO TIP: To make the perfect stripe without paint leaking through the tape, brush a light coat of the base paint (in this case Blue .06 Flat) along the inside edge of the tape. This will seal the edge. Any leaking under the tape will be the same color and sheen as the base coat, so you won’t be able to see it. This is what will make your stripe PERFECT!
Step 4: Using Blue .06 eggshell, roll inside the tape one stripe at a time.
PRO TIP: Once the paint is spread out on the stripe you’re working on, lightly roll in one motion to even out the coat of paint and get all the roller stipple going in the same direction. This is called ‘tipping off’ and it levels the paint film, giving a uniform finish. You can also use this technique when painting your walls too, working in 3-4’ sections at a time.
Our favorite part of the whole project….pulling off the tape!
Voila! Perfect sheen stripes! See all 35 hues in the Color by Crate and Barrel collection here.