• Show your creativity

    Use shapes to create subtle accents around picture frames. Or add them to existing wallpaper and other already-patterned surfaces for an interesting contrasted look. Check out our Creative Techniques page for links to more ideas. For freshly painted surfaces (at least 24 hours old), we recommend ScotchBlue™ WALLS + WOOD FLOORS Painter’s Tape. And be sure to visit our How to tape page for basic paint prep and tape removal tips.


Taping shapes

Here’s a way to personalize your space and have fun experimenting. Paint shapes on different surfaces around your home, to add visual interest or to make a room feel up to date without changing your style.

Taping shapes

Here’s a way to personalize your space and have fun experimenting. Paint shapes on different surfaces around your home, to add visual interest or to make a room feel up to date without changing your style.

Taping shapes

Here’s a way to personalize your space and have fun experimenting. Paint shapes on different surfaces around your home, to add visual interest or to make a room feel up to date without changing your style.

Show your creativity

Use shapes to create subtle accents around picture frames. Or add them to existing wallpaper and other already patterned surfaces for an interesting contrasted look. Check out our Creative Techniques page for links to more ideas. For freshly painted surfaces (at least 24 hours old), 3M recommends ScotchBlue™ WALLS + WOOD FLOORS Painter’s Tape. And be sure to visit our How to Tape page for basic paint prep and tape removal tips.

Step by step

  • A woman painting on a wall with a brush.

    Prepare surface

    Paint your basecoat and let it dry 24 hours, or skip this step and use an existing surface.

  • A woman using a ruler and a pencil to draw shapes on a wall.

    Draw shapes

    Use a pencil to lightly draw your shapes on the surface. You can do this freehand, use a pencil and ruler, or cut a shape out of cardboard to use as a template.

  • A woman using ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape to outline shapes on a wall.

    Tape

    Tape around each shape, making sure you protect all areas that should not be painted. And keep pencil lines inside the border of the tape.

  • A woman painting inside shapes on a wall.

    Paint and reveal

    Paint your shapes, and then allow paint to dry for at least 24 hours. Slowly remove the tape to reveal your finished design.

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