Try This: Playing With Paint

Here’s a nothing-to-it painting technique that yields gorgeous results.

3. Paint the alternating bands with high-gloss wall paint in the same color as before. Go completely from edge to edge, working horizontally to avoid forcing paint under the tape. Use long, even strokes for a smooth finish. A paint roller—narrower than the stripe—could also work. For best results, remove tape promptly, before the paint dries.
Photo By Susan Wasinger