- Tin of each of your chosen paint colours
- Paint stirrers
- x1 large roller and tray
- x1 small roller and tray
- Tape measure
- Masking tape
- Spirit level
Step 1: Paint base colour
Apply your background colour first, using a roller to cover a large surface area. Allow to dry (this can take from 2-4 hours).
Step 2: Measure and mark the vertical stripes
Work out how wide you want the checks and the vertical stripes to be, then measure and mark sections at the top of the wall, making sure they are evenly spaced.
Step 3: Use chalked string to make a guideline
Cut a long length of string and, using masking tape, stick one end to the first mark at ceiling height. Attach keys to the other end to act as a weight, so the string hangs vertically. Cover the string with chalk and ping it against the wall to make a chalk guideline. Repeat for the other vertical lines."