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Painting a horizontal stripe on uneven walls

Posted by meredithvc (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 3, 14 at 7:29

I have an old house with uneven floors. I want to paint a single stripe in one room a few feet from the top of the ceiling.

My question is about where I should measure the stripe from so that it looks straight to a person standing in the room.

Should it be 3' from the top of the wall all around or 6' from the top of the baseboard?


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RE: Painting a horizontal stripe on uneven walls

You can take 3' option for your wall painting. It will be like perfect painting for your wall even if you have an old house. Take this measurement and start painting.

Here is a link that might be useful: Residential Painting


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RE: Painting a horizontal stripe on uneven walls

Measure from the closer surface ... floor or ceiling. I measure up or down in each corner and run a straight line to the next corner.

For a stripe in the middle of the wall, mark the middle of each corner, and make that the middle of your stripe.


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RE: Painting a horizontal stripe on uneven walls

I would measure down from the center to determine where the line needs to be, then put a level on the wall and make the stripe level, regardless of which way the ceiling or floor is pitching....otherwise the stripe will run downhill.


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