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We get so many questions about how to paint geometric shapes on furniture! Unlike the free-flowing, flexible “ombre” style, or the Farmhouse or Pottery Barn Style, this is full of crisp, clean lines and with harder edges. All shapes and stripes can easily transform a piece from simply standard to eye-catching. All you need to add a stripe or a shape to a piece is a cohesive color palette (2 or more colors) and painter’s tape to create the lines. As in our Color-Blocking post, we recommend frog tape — easily our favorite painter’s tape we have found. We have painted so many pieces with MudPaint and we trust Frog tape above all others when wanting a good, clean tape line.
MudPaint is a perfect paint to use for painting stripes and shapes on pieces of furniture. MudPaint’s adhesion, coverage and durability, makes it the ideal paint to transform your old, tired furniture pieces and give them a facelift.
Why not add a bit of pop to your tired piece of furniture and paint stripes and shapes!
Just follow the easy, straightforward steps below, taking careful attention with your application of the tape, and you should be all set!
- Prep your piece following these steps.
- Using a brush apply one coat of your favorite MudPaint color.
- Once dry, apply a second coat if needed. Most pieces will only need one coat with MudPaint’s even coverage.
- If a second coat is needed, allow the paint to dry.
- Next apply painter’s tape to mark out your pattern. You may want to draw it on paper first. Use a tape measure to apply the painter’s tape straight and to center if needed.
- Using a brush paint your pattern with your second (or any additional) color(s) of MudPaint.
- Allow to dry.
- When the paint is dry, carefully peel off the the painter’s tape. Use a small brush to fix any overlap or bleeding of colors.
- Allow to dry.