Step 4: Tape Off the Octagons and Diamonds

taping off the octagons and diamonds
Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
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Tape off the octagons and diamonds, keeping the tape outside the pencil lines.
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    Tools List

    • roller tray
      Paint tray
    • roller frames
      Roller
    • paint roller with extension
      Roller pole
    • scissors
      Scissors
    • one-and-a-half inch paintbrush
      1½-inch painter's brush
    • sponge
      Sponge

    Shopping List

    Exterior stain, tinted. Get 1 gallon each of a base color and a darker shade.

    Roller cover (¼-inch nap for wood)

    Heavy paper or poster board

    Painter's tape Get two rolls.