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​Flair and Square

Dress your walls in a designer check.

An afternoon project that is so simple and delivers big results. Want a more subtle look? Paint in a monochromatic colour scheme. Desire more drama? Paint in a strong contrast like classic black and white.

Available exclusively at Home Hardware and Building Centre locations.

Shopping List

Here’s How
  • Paint the wall a desired base colour (shown: Steel Waters Run Deep SC190-4). Let dry.
  • Measure and mark vertical lines with a chalk line (shown: 18” square on a 9’ wall).
  • Use the rounded paintbrush and contrasting colour (shown: Self Azure SC180-4) to freehand paint over the chalk lines. The chalk line will help you stay straight while keeping the freehand look. Let dry.
  • Measure and mark the horizontal lines and repeat process.
​Steel Waters Run Deep SC190-4
Self Azure SC180-4

Architecturally Dressed

Achieve a dimensional feature wall worthy of Architectural Digest.

Elevate a plain wall to a wow wall with some simple trim, basic carpentry skills, and a paint colour that you just love. It’s a little design trick that produces big results!

Shopping List
• 1” x 3” x 8’ MDF
• level 1036-014
• mitre saw 1347-689

Here’s How
• Paint the wall the desired colour. Let dry.
• Determine the vertical space width between each chevron and mark. Nail the vertical dividers in place.
• Mitre your preferred angles for the chevrons. Cut the left side first with the moulding face up, then flip the moulding over and cut the same angle.
• It is easier and faster if you paint the cut moulding before nailing the chevrons in place on the wall. Touch up as necessary.

Too Yacht to Handle

Linear Vibe

Achieve the look of custom wallpaper without the cost!

This graphic wall treatment is extremely easy. Change the look by selecting colours with more contrast for a dramatic look or use the same colour with a matte/gloss sheen difference for a sophisticated appearance.

Shopping List
• Beauti-Tone Designer Series Matte in two colours.
Colours Shown:
base coat: Grey Seal NPC2-0
topcoat: Cobblestone Beaches NPC3-0
• roller kit 1656-531
• Beauti-Tone painter’s tape 1670-130

Here’s How
• Paint wall the base coat colour. Let dry for 48 hours.
• Use painter’s tape to mark a linear design on the wall.
• Paint the wall with the topcoat colour.
• Remove tape.
​Grey Seal - NPC2-0
Cobblestone Beaches - NPC3-0

Steeling Good Looks!

Release your inner artist with steel wool to create this stunning feature wall. 

Change the strong contrast of the shown monochromatic scheme to a softer, sophisticated look by choosing subtler contrasting colours, or a matte and a gloss sheen in the same colour.

What You’ll Need

• chalk line kit 1019-296
• Beauti-Tone painters tape 1670-131 
• hobby knife 1033-401

Colours shown:

Base Coat: Steeling the Show SC149-0 
Top Coat: Dress to Impress SC150-3
• Zinsser Latex Extender 1675-045
• measuring cup 4142-163
• roller kit 1656-531
• 9.5” paint rollers 1655-907
• nitrile gloves 1611-102
• coarse steel wool 1665-193
Here’s How
1. Paint wall the base coat colour. Let dry 48 hours.
2. Measure and mark a square grid on the wall with a chalk line. Squares can be any size you want. The squares shown are two feet.
3. Tape the outside edges of every alternate square, cutting the tape with a hobby knife for a clean edge.
4. Use a measuring cup to mix 4 parts topcoat paint to 1 cup extender into a pail. Repeat the formula when more topcoat mixture is needed.
5. Wearing gloves, unwrap one roll of steel wool and wrap it around a 9.5” roller.
6. VERTICAL LINES: Paint one masked square with a thin coat of topcoat mixture. Immediately drag the roller wrapped with steel wool vertically in the painted square. Try to drag straight down, and repeat dragging in the square until you achieve your desired effect.
7. Repeat on each masked square, painting one at a time, using a new roll of steel wool for each square.
8. Remove tape and let dry 48 hours.
9. Tape off the remaining squares on the outside. (i.e., tape will be on the finished squares).
10. HORIZONTAL LINES: Paint the remaining squares one at a time, dragging the roller wrapped with steel wool horizontally each time. Try to drag straight across, and repeat dragging in the square until you achieve your desired effect.
11. Remove tape.