Introduction: Painting a Chevron Pattern on Sloped Ceilings/Walls
I was looking for inspiration for painting my office/guest room which has sloped ceilings. I found a lot of varying info on whether I should paint the slops the wall colour or ceiling colour and I couldn't find many images of people who'd tried to paint patterns. So I thought I would share my project.
Step 1: Chevron on Sloped Ceiling Walls
These guidelines will apply to any sort of wall. I just couldn't find any examples on a sloped ceiling when I was looking for painting inspiration and wanted to share how my project turned out.
While the chevron is pretty well gridded and square, because of the sloped ceiling, it looks a little twisted from different angles. I don't mind this look but it's something to consider about how it will work for you.
Step 2: Draw Your Grid
You can draw your grid onto the wall in pencil or I used yard and tape so I wouldn't have to use eraser afterwards. The less amount/bigger your squares, the more chevrons you will have. I used a 4x4 grid for my large chevron.
Step 3: Tape Your Lines
Tape from bottom corner to opposite top corner of your square and then vise versa. Keep your tape lines as straight as can be. Use a ruler to double check when you can.
Step 4: To Avoid Your New Colour From Bleeding Under the Tape, Use a Brush and Run Your Main Wall Colour Along Your Tape Lines
I believe this trick really made a difference in my lines and I wish I had learnt it earlier for previous painting projects.
Thanks to Greyson and Sharrah of Love Your Life for sharing this tip in their Chevron tutorial.
Step 5: Paint Time
Paint every other section your new colour. I used tape lines to remind myself where I didn't want to paint.
6 years ago
Love this! Thank you for the tutorial.
6 years ago
great project! if you switch the two first photos so you can see the stripes in the thumbnail preview, it might get more views
Reply 6 years ago
Thank you! I could have used an instructable on how to edit/add pictures once posted. More photos are featured in the tutorial now to some steps from when I did my opposing wall and the cover photo has been changed :)