Step 1: Make a Story Stick

Once the grout-color base coat is dry, wrap a 3-foot or longer stick with 1-inch painter's tape at 8-inch intervals; you'll use this to mark out the "grout" lines. If you prefer narrower grout lines, use narrower tape.
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    Tools List

    • mini-roller
      Roller and roller tray
    • pencil
    • 30-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • straightedge guide
    • ladder
    • single edge razor
      Single-edge razor
    • small plastic putty knife
      Putty knife
    • 4-inch paintbrush
      4-inch paint brush

    Shopping List

    1 gallon flat latex paint

    Wood stick

    Two rolls 1-inch delicate-adhesion painter's tape

    1 gallon high-gloss latex paint

    Roller covers