Use My Favorite Tape to Paint a Gorgeous Accent Wall

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holding green frog tape in front of decorative wall

Ready to add some style to a wall in your home using paint?

If so, try adding a fun accent wall using paint and Frog Tape! I have painted my whole house using this tape, including a few accent walls, and it always does a great job! In fact, we’ve tried most popular brands of painter’s tape, and I seem to keep coming back to Frog Tape to achieve crisp paint lines.

diy herringbone accent wall in white and tan

Why paint an accent wall? 

Accent walls are one of my very favorite ways to decorate a space. It’s such a simple yet frugal way to change the entire vibe and look of a room, and it adds so much personality and style to the home. Better yet, it yields BIG impact for just the price of a can of paint and some DIY labor!

Plus, I love that paint isn’t permanent, and when/if you ever get sick of it, simply paint over it or create a new accent wall!

frogtape outside of packaging

What makes Frog Tape different? 

Frog Tape is created with a special PaintBlock technology that reacts with paint to create a strong barrier to prevent bleeding. This is especially important when your goal is a straight paint line. We have textured walls, and I have found this tape does great, even with the bumpy texture!

pulling a piece of frogtape

How to Apply and Remove Frog Tape:

  • Make sure your surface is clean and dust-free before starting to tape or paint.
  • Apply tape to the wall, and then use a credit card or putty knife to go over the edge to seal the tape down.
  • After painting, when the paint is still wet, remove the tape at a 45-degree angle.

accent wall tan and pink diamonds

Hip Tips: 

  • If by chance you do have any bleeding, keep a small angled art paintbrush on hand to quickly fix it. I have found it to be an easy fix to straighten up a line using that type of brush after painting to fix any bleedthrough.

  • Store your Frog Tape in the container it comes in, and try to keep it indoors. We keep all our tape inside, because we live in extremely hot weather, and I have found it can affect adhesive.

Accent wall examples I’ve created using Frog Tape:

1. Herringbone Pattern Accent Wall

how to paint a herringbone wall

This wall may seem busy at first, but it completely works in this light and bright bedroom to create some fun interest and style.

We started off by measuring the middle of the wall and used a laser level tool to illuminate a line to tape off four vertical columns using Frog Tape. I also taped off the ceiling and the sides of the wall. We then measured every nine inches and made marks where to tape for the herringbone lines.

I painted over the dark tan wall with white paint and then decided to add some different colored areas. If that seems too colorful, just having the two main colors is nice, too.

painting a herringbone accent wall using frogtape

2. Solid Striped Accent Wall

process of painting solid stripes using FrogTape

In our son’s nautical themed room, we created blue and white solid stripes on two walls, and it turned out so pretty!

Having this laser level tool helped us tape straight lines across both walls very easily. We painted one large block in the middle in white, removed the tape, and then came back after that was dry to tape and paint the dark blue lines in between.

The result is a classic look that can grow with his taste when he gets older, and it can easily be redone by taking out the coastal decor and switching to sports or whatever he chooses.

solid striped accent wall using FrogTape

3. Diamond Shaped Accent Wall

painting a diamond accent wall wall

In my daughter’s room, I knew I wanted to add a pale pink color, so we taped off a diamond pattern using Frog Tape and then completely painted it over it in pink. Once you pull the tape off, you’ve got a pretty pattern!

diamond shaped accent wall

Have you ever painted an accent wall? Share with us any tips you may have in the comments!

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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 15

  1. Sally

    I love this!! Especially the diamond pattern!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw thanks Sally!

  2. Naomi

    Thanks! I need to redo my wall after the blue tape bled.

  3. Heidi

    I’ve used the blue tape for my painting projects for over 20 years, but just tried frog tape this year. It is AMAZING! The blue tape does not even compare. Frog tape is a little bit more expensive, but SOO worth it! Love your accent walls, so pretty! 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw thanks Heidi! Yes I agree it’s so worth it, especially for a sharp contrast wall 👍

  4. Dawn

    I agree with Heidi….I’ve also been a blue tape user for over 20 years (and I paint a lot). Used Frog Tape for the first time last month and it was amazing!!! Yes, a little more expensive but well worth it. Why didn’t I try it sooner??? 🤔🤦‍♀️🤣

  5. melymelforever

    I love the idea but how to you do the measurements, for example the #3 Diamond Shape Accent Wall? Do you use a software or app to take measurements and do a design?

    Also, just FYI, the link to the laser tool doesn’t work – just takes you to the home depot landing page.


    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hi we did a grid on the wall in rectangle shapes using pencil first. You can actually kind of see it. The height needs to be twice as high as the width to achieve a diamond.

      Thanks I’ll fix the link here’s the level we have

  6. riss

    Love your herringbone patterned accent wall. It looks like 3D when you added the dresser and mirror. Very nice! I wanna be like you when i grow up, Lina. I’m sure I’m older than you as my kids are in their early 20’s, hahaha, but what the hay! Do you mind sharing the blue green color on your son’s room? Thanks.

  7. sne3103

    I love your son’s room, which is saying something since I’m a total girly-girl!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the sweet comment!

  8. Justine

    You could be an interior decorator – you have such a great eye for design! Love what you did with your kids’ rooms!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw thanks so much Justine – that’s the sweetest compliment ❤️

  9. everybodyluvsmonkeys

    I really love this. I’m doing this to my 11yr old daughter’s room when we move later this summer.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh how fun! Good luck with the move!

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