Painting a Chevron Pattern on Sloped Ceilings/Walls




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.



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    3 Discussions

    Love this! Thank you for the tutorial.

    great project! if you switch the two first photos so you can see the stripes in the thumbnail preview, it might get more views

    1 reply

    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 :)