1. Painting with More Than 2 Colors

Painting with More Than 2 Colors

A great way to bring personality and a fun sense of energy to your space is by using more than two colors. Add dimension to a single accent wall or character to a bedroom or bathroom. You can even use multiple paint colors to create designs on furniture, like a dresser or outdoor table.

Painting with More Than 2 Colors

A great way to bring personality and a fun sense of energy to your space is by using more than two colors. Add dimension to a single accent wall or character to a bedroom or bathroom. You can even use multiple paint colors to create designs on furniture, like a dresser or outdoor table.

Painting with More Than 2 Colors

A great way to bring personality and a fun sense of energy to your space is by using more than two colors. Add dimension to a single accent wall or character to a bedroom or bathroom. You can even use multiple paint colors to create designs on furniture, like a dresser or outdoor table.

  • Create Your Own Style

    Find links to wall patterns and design ideas on our Creative Techniques page. Then get started with the steps below. For freshly painted surfaces (at least 24 hours old) 3M recommends ScotchBlue™ WALLS + WOOD FLOORS Painter’s Tape. Also, be sure to visit our How to Tape page for basic paint prep and tape removal tips.

Step By Step

  • Painting with more than 2 colors? ScotchBlue™ Brand recommends drawing your pattern on the wall first.

    Draw

    Mark your pattern on the wall with a pencil and ruler or stencil. Then place a dab of paint in each section of the pattern to help you keep track of which color goes where.

  • ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape makes it easy to paint with more than 2 colors.

    Tape

    Place the tape on the outside edge of the shape you are going to paint first. To cut tape easily, hold a putty knife against the tape at the angle you want to cut it, and then tear the tape along the line of the blade.

  • Find easy instructions for using ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape to paint with more than 2 colors

    Paint

    Apply your first paint color, let it dry at least 24 hours, and then remove your tape.

  • Use ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape to paint with more than 2 colors. Learn how to do it here.

    Repeat

    Repeat this process for your second and third color: tape, paint, let the paint dry for 24 hours, and then remove your tape.

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