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Master the art of masking, creating geometric shapes and pleasing plaids

Masking tape is not only a decorator’s friend, but also a creative person’s helpmate. All of the effects on these pages were achieved using low-tack masking tape and paint. No fancy stencils needed. Remove the tape before the paint completely dries, to avoid the paint being removed with the tape.

Painting a blue zig zag wall

Painted a patterned bedside table

Blue bedroom: Zigzag wall in Resene Prussian Blue and Resene Halcyon.  Yellow bedroom: Bedside table in Resene Poured Milk and Resene Charcoal and the wall is Resene Cleopatra (try Resene Fuel Yellow).

Paint the legs of a concrete stool

Painting vases in fashionable Resene colour

Painting canvas shoes with different patterns

Painting a geometric floor pattern

Painting a colourful chevron table runner

Painted shoes: These shoes were renewed using testpots in Resene Sunbaked (try Resene Fire), Resene Crowdpleaser (try Resene Blank Canvas), Resene King Tide (try Resene Midnight Express), Resene Meditation (try Resene Half Reservoir), Resene Bismark and Resene Raging Bull. The background is painted Resene BuntingFloor: This simple geometric flooring pattern uses Resene Gull Grey and Resene Cod Grey on opposite squares. The bench seat is Resene SunflowerTable runner: Chevron table runner in Resene Juicy (try Resene California), Resene Touche, Resene Clockwork Orange and Resene Adrenalin.

Did you know?  There are various widths of masking tape as well as a handy low-tack version for use when you don't want to damage an already painted surface.


Resene Poured Milk

Resene Meditation

Resene King Tide

Resene Sunbaked

Resene Cleopatra

Resene Crowdpleaser

updated August 2021
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