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How do you paint a curtain with fabric medium?

2. Lay your curtain flat on a drop cloth and apply horizontal stripes of painter’s tape across the entire curtain at equal increments (we did six stripes that were about 12 inches thick). 3. Thin your paint with textile medium.

Can you paint stripes on curtains?

This easy painted stripe technique gives plain curtains a bit of personality in no time. Give plain curtains a bit of personality with this easy painted stripe technique. Vertical and horizontal striped curtains introduce pattern and color into your home. With DIY striped curtains, you can save money and create a custom look you’ll love.

What kind of paint do you use on drapes?

You can use latex paint like I did on Etta’s confetti polka dot drapes: or turn craft paint into fabric paint with a textile medium (from Our Fifth House) or even spray paint! (Yes, Life on Mars really spray painted her curtains!)

How do you use painters tape on curtains?

Measure your desired stripe widths and mark with a pencil. Rather than just marking at the edge of one panel, measure and make several marks across the length of the curtain panel to help you apply the painters tape straight. Apply painters tape across the width of the curtain panel, smoothing out the fabric as you go.

Step 1: Prep Curtains

Start with a solid, lined curtain panel. If needed, iron out any wrinkles before painting curtains. Lay the panel over a drop cloth on a flat surface.

Step 2: Measure Stripes

Measure your desired stripe widths and mark with a pencil. Rather than just marking at the edge of one panel, measure and make several marks across the length of the curtain panel to help you apply the painters tape straight.

Step 3: Mark with Tape

Apply painters tape across the width of the curtain panel, smoothing out the fabric as you go. Check as you go along to make sure the tape is straight. Press down the edges of the tape to ensure no paint seeps underneath.

Step 4: Prep for Paint

Working in sections, lightly spray a stripe area with water. This will help the paint glide on and soak in for better coverage.

Step 5: Paint Stripes

Swirl paint onto the fabric using a brush. Paint away from the tape edge for a clean line. Repeat for each stripe. If desired, apply a second coat.

Step 6: Remove Tape

Peel away the painters tape. Once dry, hang your striped curtain panels, and enjoy! If you’re making a set of vertical striped curtains that will hang together, repeat the steps, checking to make sure the stripes are in alignment from one panel to the next.

How to paint a rod?

Use a small sponge brush to start applying your paint. Cover the rod by using small slow strokes as you work your way down the rod. Smooth any drips that may have occurred and allow your pieces to dry. Add a second coat of paint.

Can you change a curtain rod?

Does your current curtain rod just not work well in the room anymore? There are some ways you can change that to make it look custom and cohesive. Use some good-quality paint and give that old curtain rod a new life. There are a few interesting techniques you can try as well as limitless pallets of colors to choose from.

When spraying polyurethane, do you use caution?

Always use caution when spraying a polyurethane coating. Protect your eyes and lungs and open some windows.

Who is Eve Frost?

Eve Frost is a Virginia-based writer with a passion for writing creative Web content for various websites. Frost studied art and literature at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

How long do you let fabric dry before drapes?

I let each fabric piece dry for 1-2 hours until it was mostly dry. And then draped them over the dining room table to dry overnight. I cut each piece vertically down the middle making 2 panels out of each piece. I don’t like my curtains to be extra thick or billowy since I don’t close them. They always stay pulled to the side and open. All of this is completely customizable – so if you want thicker curtains keep a large width of fabric.

How many inches is a white stripe?

Those white stripes look skinnier because you have to factor in the width of the tape. So the white stripes are 9 inches plus the two pieces of 1.5 inch tape. (Hope that makes sense??)

How to avoid sewing curtains?

1. Use plain, pre-made curtain panels to avoid any sewing. If you check out the tutorial I linked above from Reckless Glamour she used premade white curtain panels from Target that cost $20. I have also read of people using Ikea curtain panels.

Do curtains stay pulled to the side?

They always stay pulled to the side and open. All of this is completely customizable – so if you want thicker curtains keep a large width of fabric. I hemmed each side and then hemmed the top and added short pieces of ribbon on the back to make back tabbed curtains.

Can you use painters tape with paintblock?

Then the fun began! I was really dreading the taping off part but it really wasn’t that bad at all. I used the free swag of FrogTape from my Haven conference bag and it worked perfectly! Definitely use a painters tape with “PaintBlock”

Do you move curtain rods higher?

I moved my curtain rods up much higher than they were before (I can’t believe the difference that makes in the feel of the height of the room!) You always want to go wide and high with your curtains.

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