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Tire Track Painted Border

Get your bedroom in the fast lane with a painted tire track wall border.

Tire Track Border

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

Few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Scissors
  • Foam brush
  • Level
  • Painter's tape
  • Utility or craft knife


  • The Hillman Group 19"x15" Green Blank Sign, #336120
  • Valspar Signature Paint in Cracked Pepper (#CI 57)

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Project Resources


Step 1

Download the stencil. Cut out the tire marks and trace onto two pieces of green sign material. Cut out stencils.

Step 2

Decide where on the wall you want the border to be. Tape the stencil to the wall at the correct height.

Step 3

Using a sponge brush, fill in the stencil with black paint. Don't worry about perfect even coverage; some uneven spots help this stenciled border look like the real thing.

Step 4

Remove the stencil. Tape your next stencil so that the pattern is even, level, and continues unbroken. This is easiest to do if you use a level with the stencil.

Step 5

Detail of Tire Track Border

Continue around the room.