Use Tape to Create Patterns

You don’t have to have a pattern, because our tape can be the pattern. Follow the simple steps below to create eye-catching designs, zigzags and angled shapes on walls, doors, furniture and other spaces.

Use Tape to Create Patterns

You don’t have to have a pattern, because our tape can be the pattern. Follow the simple steps below to create eye-catching designs, zigzags and angled shapes on walls, doors, furniture and other spaces.

Use Tape to Create Patterns

You don’t have to have a pattern, because our tape can be the pattern. Follow the simple steps below to create eye-catching designs, zigzags and angled shapes on walls, doors, furniture and other spaces.

  • Invent a Brand New Design

    No need for a template. Just start taping and see what you can create with your own imagination. If you like working with a pattern better, you can find links to tape patterns and other ideas on our Creative Techniques page. 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.

Create Patterns and Designs - Step by Step Instructions

  • Use ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape on your base color when painting patterns.

    Base Color

    Paint surface with your base color. (The spaces you tape will remain this color). Then wait at least 24 hours for the paint to dry.

  • Use ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape to create patterns on your walls.

    Pattern

    Now tape your painted surface with lines, stripes, zigzags, etc. Get creative and go free-form, or find a pattern from links below.

  • Apply a second paint color after placing your ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape.

    Second Color

    Paint over your taped design. Two light coats of paint are better than one thick coat.

  • ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape lets you create crisp paint lines and designs.

    Reveal

    Wait 24 hours for the paint to dry. Then slowly remove the tape to reveal your clean, modern design.

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