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      Tools List

      • swivel head pole sander
        sanding pole fitted with 120-grit sandpaper
      • grout sponge
      • ¼x2-inch stick cut to the length of the repeating pattern
      • four-foot level
        4-foot level
      • plastic putty knife
        plastic putty knife to seal the tape before painting
      • chisel-tip paintbrush
        1-inch and 2½-inch angled paintbrushes. Get one brush per paint color.
      • roller frames
        4-inch roller frame with foam covers. Get one frame and cover per paint color.

      Shopping List

      1. 1-inch delicate-adhesion painter's tape. Double the total number of wall stripes, and multiply that number by the height of the wall to determine how much tape you'll need. A roll is about 180 feet long, and you'll need a roll or two extra.

      2. paint cups with disposable trays. Get one paint cup for each color.

      3. paint. Avoid the need for a second coat by choosing a premium latex paint.

      4. drop cloth