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.

Using Tape to Paint Shapes - Step by Step Instructions

  • Surface prep is key for professional looking results. Get advice from ScotchBlue™ Brand.

    Prepare Surface

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

  • Draw shapes in pencil before applying painter's tape. Get advice from ScotchBlue™ Brand.

    Draw Shapes

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

  • Learn how to use ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape to paint shapes on your walls.

    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.

  • Learn how to paint shapes and when to remove painter's tape. Get advice from ScotchBlue™ Brand.

    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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