Add bold color and pattern to walls using this easy-to-master painting technique.
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On the wall where you want to paint the hexagon design, use a level and straightedge to draw parallel vertical lines 10 inches apart with a fine pencil.
This works best on a freshly painted wall where the background color has had time to dry thoroughly. Otherwise, thoroughly wash and patch the existing coat of paint before you begin.
Make the hexagon pattern from cardboard using the Hexagon Layout Guide. The sides should be 20 inches apart.
Place the pattern on the wall with the sides even with two of the pencil marks, mark the corners, and remove the pattern. Then outline the hexagon shape using painter’s tape between the marks. Burnish the tape edges for crisp painted lines.
Paint the masked area and remove the tape after the final coat. Allow the section to dry thoroughly before starting the next hexagon to avoid pulling off the fresh paint with the tape. Vary the pattern to suit your needs.
Continue adding hexagons in contrasting colors to complete your design.
Erase any pencil lines that haven’t been painted over. Check for any areas that need to be touched up or edges that can be cleaned up using artist’s brushes.