Where were we? Oh yeah…trying to find away around my unsteady painting hand.
I taped off all the straight lines using FrogTape Painter’s Tape.
I find it seals better than the blue stuff and it’s a little more see through. You’re going to want see through…trust.
Next you’ll want to put a piece of tape right over the top of the curved lines, too. See why you need to be able to see through the tape, at least slightly?
Take an X-Acto knife and cut lightly (enough to cut the tape but not enough to screw up your walls) along the pencil line. Peel off the excess tape. Here’s what mine looked like when I was done taping and cutting and peeling everything for the yellow part of my mural.
Apply the paint to the inside of the taped area. I used cheap-o foam brushes for the yellow and green (small) parts of my mural. I used a foam roller for the blue (large) parts. Here’s how much blue we’re talking…
I turned on the ceiling fan so it would dry quicker and applied another coat before peeling off the tape and I let it dry for several hours before putting tape over the top to paint another color.
Here’s a shot whilst I was waiting for the blue to dry so I could paint the yellow.
Clean up any pencil marks that are still visible. I used a fairly dry Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
The final product?
Watch out for the fan when you climb on the bed to take pictures.
Aaaand one more shot:
So, are you gonna try it?