Do it with Sico

4 steps to chevron magic

Do it with Sico

For a stunning décor in just a few brushstrokes

A stunning décor in just a few brushstrokes? Yes, it’s possible. Although several different shapes are trending right now, chevrons are among the most popular. Discover how to recreate this look and become a décor master in just a few easy steps.

 

Step 1: Prep your wall

Step 1: Prep your wall

Paint your wall the chosen base colour and let it dry for at least 3 hours. Measure the width of the wall, divide by the number of desired chevrons, and mark your points. Repeat for the height of the wall or the surface to be covered.  

Step 2. Connect your points with painter’s tape

Step 2. Connect your points with painter’s tape

Connect your points with painter’s tape in order to alternate the top and bottom rows. Cut off any and all excess tape with a crafts knife to create sharp corners. If you want, identify any sections not to be painted with an “X”.

Step 3. Prepare the chevron junctions

Step 3. Prepare the chevron junctions

Apply a light coat of your base colour at the junction where the wall and tape meet, both at the top and bottom. This step helps create a barrier that will prevent the contrasting colour from bleeding under the tape. Let dry.

Step 4. Paint the chevrons

Step 4. Paint the chevrons

The moment you’ve been waiting for: paint your chevrons. Let dry a few hours, then carefully remove the tape before the paint is completely dry.  

No need to be a trained painter or spend a fortune to freshen up your home décor. On your marks, get set, paint!