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Interior Painting Techniques

Sharp paint lines complete your look and produce professional looking results. Visit the "How-To-Mask" page to learn this easy skill. Then browse the tip sheets below for decorative interior painting techniques you can apply to any room or project.

Accent Shapes

Accent Shapes

See how accent shapes in complimentary colors add instant dimension to a room.
Accent Wall Frames & Chair Rail

Accent Wall Frames & Chair Rail

Dining rooms and living rooms go from ordinary to extraordinary using this simple technique.
Accent Shapes Technique » Accent Wall Frames & Chair Rail Technique »
Accent Walls

Accent Walls

Creating accent walls adds to the decor and drama of any space.
Cabinet Update

Cabinet Update

Give your kitchen, laundry room or basement cabinets a whole new look using a fresh coat of paint.
Accent Wall Technique » Cabinet Update Technique »
Checkerboard Chair Rail

Chalkboards & Chair Rail

Wall chalkboards are a fun, versatile and personal way to share messages in offices, family rooms or entry halls.
Decorative Striped Patterns

Checkerboard Chair Rail

A checkerboard chair rail is a simple way to add interest and contrast.
Chalkboards & Chair Rail » Checkerboard Chair Rail Technique »
Diamond Patterns

Diamond Patterns

Use tone-on-tone colors in rooms where you want a more classic feel or bright, contrasting colors in rooms that inspire creativity.
Glazed Stone Blocks

Glazed Stone Blocks

Get the look of expensive stone at a fraction of the cost using this introduction to faux finishing.
Diamond Patterns Technique » Glazed Stone Blocks Technique »
Diamond Patterns

Polka Dots

Oversized polka dots make decorating fun and create lively accents for nurseries, playrooms, or any room in the house.
Glazed Stone Blocks

Projector Screen

Your family room, den or basement can be the star attraction when it's time to view a movie at home.
Polka Dots Technique » Projector Screen Technique »
Diamond Patterns

Soft Strie Molding

This stunning technique lets you add color and dimension to moldings, doors and paneling.
Glazed Stone Blocks

Stripes: Even-Width

Create a classic look with wide, even stripes, or go for more playful look using bold colors and varied widths.
Soft Strie Molding Technique » Stripes: Even-Width »
Diamond Patterns

Stripes: Multi-Width

Variations on a striped pattern are easy to achieve when you use the right masking techniques.
Glazed Stone Blocks

Wall Graphics

Wall graphics let you create playful or sophisticated geometric statements on any room in your home.
Stripes: Multi-Width » Wall Graphics Technique »

Which Tape Do You Need?

Find the painter's tape that works best for your project.

TAPE COMPARISON

Guide to Good Masking

Common taping techniques and step-by-step guides.

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