How to Paint a Color Block Wall

Color blocking is an easy way to add a pop of vibrant color to your space or section off a part of the room to create a work space, a breakfast nook or a kid’s play area. Use these techniques to create your own unique design.

color blocking example on a wall with desk

How to Paint a Color Block Wall

Color blocking is an easy way to add a pop of vibrant color to your space or section off a part of the room to create a work space, a breakfast nook or a kid’s play area. Use these techniques to create your own unique design.

GOAL OF PROJECT

To turn your inspiration into a Purdy reality with a successfully painted color block wall.

Animated before and after transition of unpainted and painted color block wall.

Purdy® Supplies You’ll Need

Step 1 Plan your design.

Wipe walls with a clean, damp cloth to prepare painting surface. Use a pencil to lightly draw the lines for your design.

HELPFUL TIP
Use a level to ensure your lines are parallel with edges of the room.

Step 2 Tape

Carefully tape off the trim and the marked area. Then press your thumb over the tape edge to make sure it fully seals against the wall.

Step 3 Apply first color.

Using your WhiteDove roller, apply your first color working in “V” pattern. WhiteDove provides a smooth, lint-free finish.

HELPFUL TIP
Use paint + primer or one-coat coverage paint formula to help you finish the project faster.

Step 4 Peel the tape.

While the paint is still damp, carefully peel the tape off. Allow paint to dry.

Step 5 Tape off next section.

After the paint is fully dry (check your paint label for exact cure time), mark and tape off the next shape, making sure the edge is fully sealed.

HELPFUL TIP
Only fully seal the edge of the tape where the second color is going to be applied to minimize the chance of peeling the first coat of paint when you remove the tape.

Step 6 Tape off next section.

Use your Clearcut brush to paint corners and cut in around trim and windows. Clearcut brushes have stiff bristles to provide a sharp cut in line. Then, use an extension pole to paint larger areas with a roller.

Completed Project

color block wall
color block wall

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