Making magic with masking tape

10 Jul 2017

No DIY toolkit is complete without masking tape, adding the magic touch to your decor projects. From creating geometric patterns to keeping lines clean, there are 101 ways (and more) to decorating your home with a roll of tape and Resene paint. Take your cue from these stylish ideas.

Did you know... that Resene stocks a full range of masking tapes with different tack levels? Ask staff at your local Resene ColorShop to recommend the right tape for your project. Read more: A guide to painter's masking tape.
 

Take one lampshade with patterned fabric, low tack masking tape, a testpot in Resene Half Evolution and a paint brush, and create triangle patterns all around. The look is fun yet sophisticated and looks especially great if the lampshade has a pop of colour underneath. The walls are painted in Resene Secrets and Resene Half Evolution.

Styling by LeeAnn Yare. Props from www.collected.co.nz.

pictures Melanie Jenkins

Need ideas to perk up a kid's room? It's so easy to mask off the lower half of a wall and paint it a bright colour (and it looks awesome!). Here, the wall is painted in Resene Dusted Blue with the lower wall painted in Resene ASAP. The filing cabinet is painted in Resene Seachange. The floor is stained in Resene Colorwood Walnut.

Styling by Claudia ​Kozub. Props from Freedom Furniture, Allium Interiors, and Indie Home Collective.

pictures Melanie Jenkins

Another quick idea is to create a tic tac toe wall by masking a grid and painting it in Resene Sea World. The Xs are painted in Resene Shooting Star, and the Os are painted in Resene Havoc. The walls and floor are painted in Resene Pearl Lusta. 

 Styling by Kate Alexander. Chairs from www.mocka.co.nz

pictures Melanie Jenkins

This breakfast tray has been upcycled with an Art Deco style pattern, using tape and testpots in Resene Copperhead, Resene Dawn Chorus, Resene Rascal and Resene Solid Gold. Apply two coats of Resene Aquaclear waterborne enamel varnish to protect the paint and give the tray a nice glossy finish. 

Project by Sarah Herring. 

Create your own black and white artwork by painting a canvas in Resene Black White, and mask out for stripes painted in Resene Nero. Sharp, chic and modern. 

Project by Nikki Astwood of Revised Edition

Throwing a mid-winter cocktail party? Bring the fun with these drinks coasters – they're simply round pieces of cork with crosses marked out with tape, and painted using testpots in Resene Gold Dust, Resene Golden Glow, Resene Foam, Resene Pink Lace, Resene Biloba Flower and Resene Aqua.

Project by Nikki Astwood of Revised Edition

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