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  1. I always go to Porter Paint’s, so I’m not sure what other paint store does this, but look for the mix-matched paint where customer’s bring back.  You can see if there are several gallons of a color that have the same or close to the same tint.  Purchase these cans and mix them into one bigger can.  You can save hundreds of dollars if the colors are right.  I hope this helps you save money, from your friends at the U-Stripe It & Design Team.  (www.ustripeit.com)
     
     
  2. Have you found yourself standing in your favorite room of your house and wished you had stripes painted on your walls?  Your next thought would be, “I can never do something like that or I will never paint stripes on my walls because I don’t have the time or the patience.”  Well those feelings are about to change.  If you use the U-Stripe It & Design Tool you can paint stripes on your walls, with ease.  This tool is for the non-painter, for every homeowner. 

    In just three easy steps and a few hours you can have the paint design you wanted and best of all you did it. Every stripe will be right on.  No pencil marks, leave you level and tape measure in your toolbox, no need for them.  You just take the U-Stripe It & Design Tool and lock you desired width.  Second step, place the tool on the wall where you want to start your first stripe.  Use the tool to help guide the one inch, delicate tape down the wall.  Third step, use the inside of the tool, the left arm when holding it, and place it on top of the tape you just placed on the wall.  You then will guide the tape down the wall, using the tool.  This is going to be the non-painted stripe.  During this step, we’re counting our one inch tape into the measurement you wanted. This stripe will appear smaller, but it will be right on, remember it is the non-painted stripe.  You then repeat steps two and three until your room is finished.  It is that easy!  Anyone can now paint stripes in their rooms.  (For detailed instructions go to http://www.ustripeit.com/instructions.)

    The best thing about this tool is that it not only helps you paint stripes, but it will help you paint circles, rectangles, squares, chevron designs and much, much more.  The U-Stripe It & Design Tool is amazing.  You can see photos, watch videos and read testimonials about this tool at ustripeit.com.   
  3. Are you ever watching your favorite TV show or your favorite product on a commercial and notice there are amazing stripes or another pattern painted on the walls in the background?  You then notice you are paying attention to the room where the show is taking place instead of the show of product itself.  You too can have that same design, with your pick of the paints, using the U-Stripe It & Design Tool.

    You can paint stripes on your walls in just three easy steps, using only the tool and delicate painters tape, even the beginner should have accurate stripes every time.

    This tool is not only for painting stripes, you can also paint circles, rectangles, squares, chevron designs and much, much more.

    The U-Stripe It & Design Tool is here to make your designing easier, saving you time and money.  Forget about the old way of striping; especially quit putting pencil marks on your walls!  Anyone can pick up this new designing tool and begin painting stripes and other designs like a professional painter of interior decorated.  

    Thinking about putting that one horizontal stripe or maybe two of them on your wall in your room, designing it with your favorite team color?  Go ahead, for only $24.95 and the cost of the delicate tape and paint, now you can, and it will only take you that afternoon to complete it.  How great is that? 

    For more information you can visit www.ustripeit.com.  If you order a U-Stripe It & Design Tool now, you also get one free roll of 3M Delicate Tape and two, two-way adhesive strips, so you can design with the tool “hands free” (WSL).

     

  4. The interior designers are saying the trend for 2012 is painting stripes and other geometric shapes on your walls.  The 70’s theme is returning.  The 70’s theme might be returning, but you don’t have to paint those designs on your walls like you did back then.  This year, 2012, there is a new painting invention that was made for all of us everyday people.  It is called the U-Stripe It & Design Tool.  This tool allows us to paint stripes, even other geometric shapes on our walls saving us days, several hours, frustrations and best of all money.  We can now paint these designs ourselves, making us look like professional interiors designers and professional painters.

    Using the U-Stripe It & Design Tool and the right color scheme in your newly re-decorated room, your friend's and family’s jaws will drop having them saying “You did this yourself?”  There are no other design tools on the market that will easily help give you that warm, comfortable, fun feeling you always wanted to experience in your rooms except for the U-Stripe It & Design Tool.  With only our tool and Delicate painter's tape you can accomplish your design.  Please visit our site @ www.ustripeit.com where you can view several photos, read several painting tips and watch How To videos and other videos about the U-Stripe It & Design Tool.   

  5. Do you want to decorate your room with your favorite team colors?  Now you can and have fun while doing it!  This new painting tool, called the U-Stripe It & Design Tool, can help you.  This new amazing painting tool will allow you to create that one horizontal stripe, many vertical stripes, squares, circles, rectangles and many, many other designs on your walls.  There is nothing hard about your project anymore.  You only have to think of a design and let the U-Stripe It & Design Tool help you. 

    This tool will eliminate you from putting pencil marks on the walls, putting stencils on the walls, keep you from having inaccurate lines and all the other disasters that come with painting your designs when you do it the old way.  Doing it the U-Stripe It & Design Way, all you need is to have a creative imagination, tape your design on the wall(s) then start painting.  It is so easy: you can spend more time and more money on the theme accessories for your room.

    After painting the colors of your favorite NFL team, college team, your kid's school colors, NASCAR team, NBA team, baseball teams, hockey teams and whatever else you desire on the walls, you can then place the team logos, FatHead s and all other accessories in the room, finishing your projects.  

    If you have a base color that is neutral, there is not need to paint the whole room, just add your design then paint it.  Your project could take you less than an hour and under $75.00.  It is that easy.  I have put photos of a hockey theme and a "How To" video I painted for my boys in my basement where I used the U-Stripe It & Design Tool.  After painting a circle within the circle, I used St. Louis Blues FatHead stickers to finish it.  You can view this at www.ustripeit.com.    

  6. The interior decorator’s, design magazines and paint companies say the trend for 2012 is going to be painting stripes, polka dots and other geometric shapes on your walls.  When you walk into the Sherwin Williams, Lowes and Home Depot’s and go to the paint section they all show brochures on many different designs painted on walls showing off all of their paint colors.  In some of them, I don’t even think they show a wall or room with only one color.

    I think that is awesome.  A great way for the customer to visualize those color’s on their walls.  I just have one question; why don’t they give the everyday person the capability to paint those designs themselves?  I have the answer; put the U-Stripe It & Design Tool on the shelf next to the faux space. 

    On November 29, 2011, the host of “I Hate My Bath,” Jeff Devlin, and the house owner used the U-Stripe It & Design Tool in their bathroom, painting 9” stripes.  They said this painting tool was “Fool Proof” and very easy to use.

    Until we can get this new, awesome painting tool into the stores closer to you, you can always purchase the U-Stripe It & Design Tool on my website, www.ustripeit.com.  Sure I want to make money by selling it so I can feed my family, but I really want you to buy this tool so you are able to create any kind of designs you wish on your walls, saving you time and money.  

    At first this tool might feel awkward, like any other tool that is new, but after you get used to it, you will design more than the room you originally started.  This tool is for you, if you want to be that professional interior and professional painter all rolled up in one.  No painting experience is necessary just the energy to decorate your room.  This tool is AWESOME.      

  7. Are you as a homeowner looking for ways to spice up your décor?  If you are, you can always add color into your home and take more risks with painting unique color combinations on your walls.  I’m told that blues and purples and even reds and oranges are going to be very popular in 2012. 

    You can mix bright colors with more subtle ones, if you didn’t want to paint stripes on your walls you can paint different designs for instance, color blocks, circles, rectangles or other geometric shapes.  

    A simple coat of paint can completely change the feeling and atmosphere of a room.  Some samples of combinations that can be together are; pink and gray, pink and brown, gray and blue or peach and yellow. 

    The way the economy is today, there are more people staying put right now and not planning to move.  If this is the case, then make your house comfortable for you.  You should be willing to use colors which personally make you feel good and don’t worry about the future buyer for now.   

    With one bold stripe or many neutral ones, this look can completely transform your room. However, you might think painting those stripes or other patterns is very hard to do.  But with the right tool, the U-Stripe It & Design Tool, anyone homeowner can accomplish their projects with ease. 

  8. Just in: The DIY Show “I Hate My Bath,” episode “Historic Style, Modern Luxury,” will be airing on Tuesday, November 29th at 9:30PM Central, 10:30PM Eastern.  During this episode the host, Jeff Devlin, will be painting 7” stripes in this bathroom using the U-Stripe It & Design Tool.  Tune in to the DIY Channel to watch the tool in action.  I’m told the producer, the crew and the host loved the tool and was amazed in how easy it was to paint the stripes.  You can learn more about this Awesome, New, Cool painting tool at www.ustripeit.com.  Visit us on FaceBook & Twitter @ustripeit.

  9. Growing up in the family painting business, at a very young age, I always felt going to work with my parents was a chore, something I had to do.  After high school I went into another profession, the profession I always dreamed of being involved in, law enforcement.  Approximately 20 years into the job, I was injured, causing me to leave my profession.  I was electrocuted in 2006, while disassembling a marijuana grow.  I had injuries that were unexplained.  My nervous system had been destroyed. 

    It’s funny how things turn out.  My dad invented a painting tool called the U-Stripe It & Design Tool.  This tool helped him on many jobs when he had to paint stripes on walls, especially in two story foyers.  This tool saved him hours if not days when he used it, making his job so much easier.

    After my injury, believing in this tool, I helped my dad patent it and brought it to the market for the everyday person.  While trying to sell the tool, I had to paint some rooms myself to get photos and videos.  Prior to using the tool for stripes or other designs, I had to paint the base color.  It was at that time when I realized painting wasn’t a chore anymore that it would become my medicine.  Painting became therapeutic for me.  I always heard of this, but never believed it. 

    I had unknown pains in my body from the electrocution.  The only way to help me was through various medications and that was not the answer only a band aide for a small amount of time.  I would paint these rooms and found myself concentrating on the ceiling line, trying not to get the wall paint on the ceiling, concentrating on my breathing and my hand motion with the paint brush.  I then would concentrate around the woodwork, windows, etc.  Even putting the tape on the woodwork prior to painting helped because I had to make sure the tape was properly secured so the paint didn’t bleed.  While concentrating on my work, I had forgotten about the pain in my body.  I felt very relaxed, free of pain, free of anxiety and free of tension.

    Adding the U-Stripe It & Design Tool into the equation just helps with creating designs in your room.  This adds more fun to your painting projects.  There is not a better feeling in stepping back and admiring the project you had just finished. 

    You don’t have to paint art designs on a picture canvass to get this therapeutic feeling; I found it works with just painting the walls in your rooms.  Let those walls be your canvass and try my therapeutic logic.  From your friends at www.ustripeit.com.    

  10. Creative chalkboards painted directly on your walls, doors, or cabinets offer a decorative way for family members and guests to express themselves. Make them in any shape you want using your own U-Stripe It & Design Tool and Delicate Painter's Tape.   

    Use two coats of primer and chalkboard paint to make sure that you can't see the base wall color. If you want to make your chalkboard magnetic, look for chalkboard paint and/or primer that contain metal dust—turning your wall into a fun magnetic surface. 

    Remember, try to avoid stretching the tape when you are creating your design.

    Just place the U-Stripe It & Design Tool on the wall and go to town.  Use the two way adhesive tape to help you stick the U-Stripe It & Design Tool on the wall hands free. @ www.ustripeit.com shows you in detail on how to use the tool under the Instruction Tab.


  11. Decorating your children’s room, making it unique and beautiful as they are, can be a lot of fun.  If they are old enough, sit them down and see what they like.  After brain storming their ideas, start the design plan.  There are no rules, just great ideas and bright happy colors.  Make this a space where they can express themselves and enjoy their own design. Remember, whatever they think, you can create.

  12. Have you ever finished your painting project only to find the paint bled through your tape, either on your floorboards, door frames, window sills, or the design you just painted on your wall?  Well here are a couple tips that might prevent that from happening to you.

    First you have to make sure you are using the best and right tape for the job.  If you are going to use the tape for your baseboards, window sills, door frames, light/electrical switches, etc the best tape is the “All Purpose Tape.”  If you are going to paint designs; stripes, chevrons, plaids, etc on your walls you need to use “Delicate Tape.”  This is a very important step.  If you don’t spend the money on the proper tape, you will pay for it at the end. 

    Secondly, you need to make sure the area you are taping is clean, dry and dust-free.  This helps the tape to stick properly.  You might think your baseboards are clean, however you still need to dust them before taping.

    OK, now it’s time to place the tape on the surface.  You want to pull the tape off of the roll a few feet at a time.  Here’s another important tip, lay the tape onto the surface, pressing down as you go.  Do Not stretch the tape tight, because the tape will end up going back to its original size, leaving areas you just taped uncovered.  It’s easy to do, because it is easier to put the tape on the surface when you pull it tight.  Just lay in onto the surface and press it down.

    After you are finished taping your room, take a cloth and run over the tape once more.  You want to make sure it is tightly sealed.  Now you can begin painting.

    Now it is time to remove the tape.  When is the best time to do this?  I would say immediately after you finish your project.  You pull the tape at a 45-degree angle, and at a moderate speed. Pull the tape back on itself, towards the wet paint.  If it splatters it will splatter on the same color instead of the other paint color or other surfaces. 

    If the paint is pulling off with the tape, try scoring the edge of the tape with a razor blade before pulling it further.  If this happens, it doesn’t mean your tape was the problem.  Anything above a flat or a matte sheen will start to harden and form a film. 

  13. This paint tool makes it possible to completely stripe any room in a half the time it would usually take. Anyone can achieve custom interior design results at a fraction of the cost.  It can create innovative stripes and designs in any remodeling project.  It’s easy to use, saves time and is very affordable.  The only thing you’ll need is the tool, paint and painter’s tape.  In repeating two easy steps you can stripe your room.

  14. Dear Readers,

    Hello everybody and thank you for visiting our blog.  I know you are extremely busy, so I will get straight to the point.

    I would like to introduce you to our new painting tool my dad invented, called the U-Stripe It & Design Tool.  My dad, John Menendez, has been a professional painter for over thirty years. 

    This new tool helps people paint stripes and/or other designs on their walls without using a calculator, pencil marks, plum line, construction level or laser lever, cutting their work time in half.  All you need is the tool, paint and Delicate Painter’s tape.

    I would love to have the opportunity for you to visit the rest of our website and get your opinion of this tool.  Our site has several videos, photos, testimonials, lists of retail stores where you can purchase the tool, articles about the tool and much, much more.

    The U-Stripe It & Design Tool is also very affordable, which makes it a plus in today’s economy.  The professional painters are going to make money from buying the tool by shortening their days when painting stripes or other designs on their customer’s walls. For the Do-It- Yourselfers, it will save them money when purchasing the tool and doing the project themselves, instead of hiring expensive professionals.  It is a win/win situation.

    Wallpaper is trying to make its way back into the market right now, but it is extremely costly.  People are thinking again about wallpaper because they want patterns on their walls.  Using the U-Stripe It & Design Tool, you can create the same patterns.  I have photos of patterns on my website.  The customer will save hundreds of dollars if not thousands on their projects by purchasing our tool. 

    In May of 2010, I was a vendor at the Las Vegas Hardware Show.  While at this show, the DIY television network chose the top 20 tools they deemed to be “Cool Tools.”  They chose my tool as a “Cool Tool”, out of the 2800 plus exhibitors.  The “Tool Expert”, Chris Grundy, talks about the tool on his show that was aired on the DIY Network and the HGTV channels.

    Again, thanks for your time.  I hope the U-Stripe It & Design Tool interest you enough to buy it so you could start designing your house. 

    Respectfully,

    Phillip Menendez, CEO

    JTEKE, LLC; the Distributor of the U-Stripe It & Design Tool

    phillipmenendez@ustripeit.com

  15. Are you thinking about redecorating a room in your house and need ideas?  There is a great computer tool that Sherwin Williams provides at www.fisher-price.com/babygear.  Under the section "Room to Bloom" they give you a choice of at least six patterns for your walls that you can pick, letting you view what paint colors would look good in those wall patterns. 
    The thing that Sherwin Williams doesn't show is how to do the patterns.  Could it be tedious and time consuming?  Sure if you are painting the stripes the "Old Way."  Now you can paint your walls the "New Way" the U-Stripe It & Design Way.  With our tool you can paint your walls hassle free and have fun while doing it, in half the time.  Visit their site, check out those patterns and what paint colors you would need.  Come back to my site, www.ustripeit.com, buy your tool and have a blast doing your project.  You can use the tool for any of those paint patterns and more.  Whatever you think, you can create.  Oh and did I mention that I was also giving away one roll of 3M, ScotchBlue, Edge-Lock, Delicate Tape for free, when you purchase the tool. 
  16. Choosing the right tool for painting stripes on your walls

    New inventions are born everyday to make our life easier.  My dad invented the U-Stripe It & Design Tool for that same reason.  He was a painter for over 30yrs and painted stripes in two story foyers by himself.  He painted stripes on the walls the “Old Way” using the tape measure, construction level, pencil, later switching to the laser level, tape measure and pencil.  This was so tedious and time consuming.  He knew there had to be an easier way to get the job finished.  He then invented the “U-Stripe It & Design Tool.”  This tool helps you paint stripes on your walls in hours not days.  The only other thing you are going to need is Delicate Painter’s tape.

    Using this tool, the everyday person is able to be both; the Interior Designer and the Professional Painter.  It’s that easy.  You will paint straight lines every time. 

    Whatever you think, you can create.  You can paint not only stripes, but circles, rectangles, squares, chevron designs, plaid designs and much, much more on your walls, using this tool.  This new painting tool was chosen as a “Cool Tool” by the DIY Network in 2110.      

    Go to www.ustripeit.com and look at photos, videos and read testimonials.  Why paint stripes on your walls the Old Way when you can paint stripes and other patterns on your walls the New Way, using the U-Stripe It & Design Tool.
  17. I finished reading a book the other day, titled “The Shack.”  This story reminded me a lot like the U-Stripe It & Design Tool.  I thought the book was really good, however if it wasn’t for the main character, Mackenzie, I would not have completely understood it. 

    The story was about this man, named Mackenzie, who was wrestling with timeless questions, the main one being:  Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?  Now, I’m not the smartest man out there nor am I the dumbest.  I believe I am like the “everyday person”.  I am a blue collar, hard working man, with a college degree.  

    When it came to this story, without Mackenzie, I wouldn’t have understood anything about the book.  I would have wanted to finish reading it, but not being a scholar, religion major, priest, a person that religiously studies the bible, the book was way over my head.  The great thing about it is that Mackenzie felt the same way.  Everything told to him in the book had to be explained to him, so he (the “everyday person”) could understand what was happening.  Therefore, I was able to keep reading the book and enjoyed it very much.

    How does this remind me of the U-Stripe It & Design Tool?  Well first of all, if you are not a designer or a professional painter you might put off painting something very special on your walls and just paint them plain, one color.  If you have the U-Stripe It & Design Tool, the “everyday person” can use this tool and paint any design they want on their walls, hassle free.  Everyone wants the end result of painting stripes or other designs, which is the great look, but never took that adventure because they didn’t believe they could do it. 

    Well now you can.  Now I can.  Thanks to the U-Stripe It & Design Tool (Mackenzie, right?)  All of us “Everyday People” can design too.

  18. Jennifer, the creator of her own blog, Always in Wonder, had painted stripes the "Old Way."  She then found out about the U-Stripe It & Design Tool and painted stripes the "New Way."  Here is what she had to say:

    "I used the U-STRIPE IT & Design Tool to help me tape perfectly even and straight horizontal lines.  This U-Stripe It tool is really easy to use and saved me so much time when I was taping off my wall. Like a serious amount of time. I was able to tape the whole wall in less than an hour, even though I was doing it by myself and with my two kiddos in the room with me.  Remember what a pain taping and measuring and all that jazz was when I did our herringbone wall? Can’t help but think how much time I would have saved if I had this tool."

    If you want to read the whole blog you can find it at, http://www.alwaysinwonder.com/2011/09/paint-horizontal-stripes-easy-way.html.

  19. As a homeowner, I feel all great designs start with the right tools and great colors.  So, I am proud to introduce to you my dad’s invention, a painting tool, called the “U-Stripe It & Design Tool.”  Using only this tool, Delicate Painter’s tape and paint you will get the design patterns you’re looking for.  No need to hire a painter or hang wallpaper.  The tool and you will be able to get what you desire.  Best of all saving you lots of money.  

    Whatever you think, you can create using this tool.  It is that easy.  When your family and friends enter your house they will stop in the new decorated room and say “Wow, I love it.  You did this?”    

    Using this tool and the right paint palettes, you can make your home a reflection of your personality.

    So with a little creativity, and a dash of confidence you to can transform any room into a dream environment.

  20.  Phillip, John Sr (The Inventor of the U-Stripe It & Design Tool), Teke, John Jr.

    On June 6, 2011, John Sr. had unexpectedly passed. During John Sr’s travels in life, he came up with many inventions to help him as a professional painter.  He would invent ways that would help him improve and speed up his jobs.  One of these inventions is the U-Stripe It & Design Tool.  John Sr. did the Old Way of painting stripes using the plumb line, construction level, pencil and chalk marks, and various measuring devices also including the laser level in the early 1990’s.  He found all of these tools to be time consuming, losing money, taking too long on the job site and losing patience.

    That is when John Sr. came up with the invention of the U-Stripe It & Design Tool.  His customers loved the tool and urged him to patent it, manufacture it, getting it to the world.  With support from his family and friends, John Sr. pursued his invention and came with the New Way of painting stripes. 

    The U-Stripe It & Design Tool became a Cool Tools right out of the box in 2010.

    This tool is for you if you always wanted to paint your own creation on your walls, in your house, business, vacation home, trailer, where ever!  You don’t have to be a painter.  You never even have had to paint before.  If you have an idea, you can do it!

    God Bless You, John Sr. (Husband/Dad/Grandpa/Friend).  We will always cherish the time we had with you.  Love your Family.

  21. Want to convert an ordinary room into something quite extraordinary?

    A quick and simple way to reinvent your environment is to add stripes! If you want your walls to appear higher, think vertical stripes and to make the room appear more spacious, think horizontal stripes. Stripes are a clever decorating technique that bring a sense of style to any room! 

    The one stop shop for all of your tools.  That's right, only two tools.  "WoW!" They are the U-Stripe It & Design Tool and and 3M Delicate EdgeLock Tape.  @ ustripeit.com

  22. I know the BEHR paint commercial portrays stripes to be the worst thing you could paint on your walls because it suppose to be "so hard" to get rid of them. That is False. BEHR paint is a very good paint, all you need to do is lightly sand and prime your walls, using a primer with the same tint of your next paint, then paint. It still is way easier then hanging and stripping wallpaper. You then paint your next inspiring design.
    BEHR Paint knows painting stripes and other designs on your walls are good. On their site they show you that it is a growing trend. It is very inspiring using their beautiful colors for different designs on your walls that you create. Remember have fun with it, @ we are here to make it Easy for you. ustripeit.com
  23. Tune in Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, as DIY Network’s Cool Tools host and tool expert Chris Grundy takes a look at over 850,000 sq. ft. of the latest and greatest cool tools at The Hardware Show in Las Vegas from this past spring and interviews U-Stripe It & Design's Phill Menendez.

    Premiering Thursday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET and Friday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. ET during DIY Network’s third annual two-day marathon: Cool Tools Holiday Blitz.
    Grundy gives viewers an exclusive look at tools in the network’s popular primetime series, Cool Tools, revealing insider tips from the people who helped create them, including U-Stripe It's Phill. Tool and gadget gurus, along with their friends and family, do not want to miss this holiday shopping guide during DIY Network’s Thanksgiving Week marathon.

    Be sure to tune in on Thanksgiving Day to watch U-Stripe It's Phill on DIY Cool Tools!

    U-Stripe It & Design is offering FREE SHIPPING through the holiday season!  Take a look at our online store for products!

  24. Recently, U-Stripe It's Phill  Menendez spent his morning with Fox 2's Tim Ezell.  The team at Fox 2 was unbelievably welcoming and we appreciate them sharing their morning with the U-Stripe It team! Thanks Fox 2 and Tim Ezell!

  25. Hello, it’s Phill.
    I wanted to let everyone know that we understand the economy is not where we would like it to be and times are tough. Two very special holidays are fast approaching and I want you to be prepared.  
    Either by decorating your home before friends and family arrive or just getting that perfect present for that special person. If you purchase a U-Stripe It & Design Tool, while supplies last, I will send you 4 rolls of 3M Delicate Tape for free.  4 rolls of 3M tape has a value of at least $24.00.  Just tell me in the "notes" section on the online order form that you "Like Us” on Facebook and I will send the additional tape! 
    Happy Holidays everyone

  26. Striping a Room in Just 3 Easy Steps

    STEP ONE:

    Determine the desired width of the stripes you want to create, and then lock the tool in place. (When locking the tool, place it on a hard surface then fasten tightly the wing nuts.)


    STEP TWO:

    Place the tool in the top corner of the wall; be sure to check the level to assure accuracy. Using 1” 3m Scotch Blue Delicate Painters Tape, place the tape on the outside of the tool, extending it from top to bottom, creating you first stripe to be painted.


    STEP THREE:

    Position the tool over the tape, which was just placed on the wall during step two, using the inside of the tool as your guide; place the next strip of tape on the outside of the tool extending it from top to bottom. Remember this is you non-painted stripe, it will appear smaller.

    After Step Three, place the tool on the outside of the tape, which was just placed on the wall during Step Three, using the full width of the tool repeat Step Two, then repeat Step Three, until the room is completed. Again Step Three is the Non-Paint Stripe and is going to appear to be smaller.

    In just 3 steps and 1 gallon of paint – you can have the room you’ve always dreamed of!

  27. Even though striping your walls is easy enough to do alone, sometimes you just need a good excuse to have a party!

    Here’s some tips on how to throw and fun and productive stripe painting party in your home!

    Beverages:
    Spice things up and create a signature cocktail that ties in the theme of the room you’ll be painting!

    Good Music:
    Get everyone pumped up for the event and compile a playlist of all of your favorite tunes!

    Food/Snacks:
    Remember, your friends might be eating AND painting – simultaneously, so try to steer clear from [cheesy, greasy]foods that might leave fingerprints on  your walls!  Consider having a nice sit down dinner prior to the painting to show them how much you appreciate their help!

    Painting Supplies For All:
    You’ll need just 1 U-Stripe It & Design tool, 1 Gallon of Paint, and 1 or 2 rolls of 3m Scotch-Blue™ Painter’s Tape for Delicate Surfaces, and brushes or rollers for everyone!

    Once you’ve marked off the lines with tape (in just minutes) everyone can get started painting the stripes with brushes and rollers!

    A place for everyone to clean up:
    You’ll definitely want to create a space for people to clean up for their benefit (and your carpet’s).
    Offer your shower and be sure to have plenty of towels to them to clean up with.

    For more information on adding pizzazz to your home with stripes, visit www.ustripeit.com.

  28. Give a room in your house a totally new look for under $100.

    For just $100, you can give a room in your home a spectacular new look.  All you need is 1 gallon of paint and the U-Stripe It & Design Tool; you don’t even need to buy tape because for a limited time, the U-Stripe It & Design Tool comes with 2 rolls of 3M Scotch-Blue™ Painter’s Tape for Delicate Surfaces!

    Now on to the fun part – The Paint!
    What paint should you choose for your stripes?

    Matte Paint
    Matte paint is ideal for striping walls.  It shows the least amount of imperfections like bumps and cracks because of its non-reflective surface. 

    Ceramic Matte
    Ceramic matte is a step above standard matte paint.  Besides its stylish look, ceramic matte has excellent washability.
    Gone are the days of chalky matte paint; new formulas have been created to now have the ability to wash away stains, dirt, and fingerprints.
     
    *High gloss paints show more imperfections, while “flat” paint appears chalky and grainy.

    For more tips on painting your home visit www.ustripeit.com


  29. How does this thing work?

    When taping your design try using Scotch-Blue™ Painter’s Tape for Delicate Surfaces.  For more information on taping surfaces, take a look at one of our previous blogs.

    Now it’s time to start!

    1)     Determine the desired width of the stripes you want to create, and then lock the U-Stripe It & Design tool in place. When locking the U-Stripe It & Design tool, place it on a hard surface then fasten tightly the wing nuts.

    2)     Place the U-Stripe It & Design tool in the top corner of the wall; be sure to check the level to assure accuracy.  Using 1” delicate painters tape, place the tape on the outside of the U-Stripe It & Design tool, extending it from top to bottom, creating your first stripe to be painted.


    3)     Position the U-Stripe It & Design tool over the tape, which was just placed on the wall during step two, using the inside of the U-Stripe It & Design tool as your guide; place the next strip of tape on the outside of the U-Stripe It & Design tool, extending it from top to bottom. 

    4)     After Step Three, place the U-Stripe It & Design tool on the outside of the tape - which was just placed on the wall during Step Three.  Using the full width of the U-Stripe It & Design tool, repeat Step Two, then repeat Step Three, until the room is completed.

    The “U-Stripe It & Design” U-Stripe It & Design tool is easy to use, saves time and is very affordable.  Using the U-Stripe It & Design tool eliminates the need for multiple striping tools such as a calculator, colored pencils, chalk lines, yard stick, carpenter level, or laser level.  The U-Stripe It & Design tool can be used by just one person as opposed to traditional striping - which may require two or more people to complete a project.  The only thing you will need is the U-Stripe It & Design tool and painters tape.  In repeating two easy steps you can complete your design.

  30. How to create a patriotic room with any aesthetic.

    Independence Day is just around the corner, and with that comes a plethora of designs in a color pallet with several variations.  Mentally deconstruct the design of the American flag and take inspiration from that it’s many unique parts.

    Stylish Stripes
    Painting patriotically doesn’t mean you have to paint blocks of red and white alternating stripes on your walls, try varying shades of red and off-whites.  Use the U-Stripe It and Design Tool to measure out different widths of stripes, some thicker than others, and create your own pattern.
    Diagonal stripes will give your room a unique flair, and can actually lead the eye to a focal point in the room.

    You could also paint the walls one solid color and using the U-Stripe It and design Tool and striping off a border around the top.  In the border, add stars.

    Star Spangled Design
    Stars are a very important element of patriotic decorating. Try painting a variety of sizes and styles of stars on your wall to showcase your creativity!  You can use the U-Stripe It & Design Tool to ensure your stars have equal edges. 

    For a Little Extra Pizzazz…
    Add some color to your ceiling!  Traditionally painted white, ceilings are often overlooked.  Consider painting the ceiling and off white or a soft blue. 

    Feel free to get creative with your inspiration and let us know if you’d like to share any of your ideas!  Have a fun and safe  4th of July! 

  31. Great painter’s tape, paired with an efficient striping paint tool, is the key to creating brilliant designs throughout your home.  The right tape can prevent drips, spatters and accidental brush strokes.

    U-Stripe It & Design wants you to achieve the best result when using the U-Stripe It painting tool to paint your home.   Therefore, U-Stripe It & Design is giving you 2 roles of Scotch-Blue™ Painter’s Tape for Delicate Surfaces when you buy the tool.  Combined, the two will undoubtedly give you results equal to - or better than- the work of a professional painter.

    Using Scotch-Blue™ Painter’s Tape for Delicate Surfaces ensures that when you paint your interior wall with stripes, the stripes will turn out clean and crisp.  Designed specifically for delicate surfaces (such as freshly painted walls), Scotch-Blue™ Painter’s Tape for Delicate Surfaces is ideal for wall striping.  Not only will the tape help yield professional results, it omits the tape marks that inexpensive masking tape leaves behind.

     

    Watch as U-Stripe It’s Phill Menendez discusses the importance of using Scotch-Blue™ Painter’s Tape for Delicate Surfaces.


  32. St. Louis Magazine At Home, and U-Stripe It teamed up to decorate a 2010 Habitat for Humanity House in the Greater St. Louis Area.  Near Crown Candy Kitchen in Old North St. Louis, this community will now house 17 new Habitat homes, two of which were decorated by St. Louis Magazine and U-Stripe It.

    The two homes were given a little dazzle as St. Louis Magazine At Home and U-Stripe It teamed up to paint and decorate.  The team collaborated in the designs while utilizing the U-Stripe It & Design Tool for painting projects.
    Spicing up the bathroom in House #2, Dana’s son Alex painted vertical stripes, while Retta and Jenny created a paint border in House #1.  A beautiful outcome and even more rewarding experience, this is truly what community is all about.
    Habitat for Humanity plans to build a total of 30 homes in 2010.  Housing continues to be an increasing pressing problem in the area.  According to the St. Louis Housing Authority, there are over 5,000 people on the Section 8 waiting list, which hit capacity and has been closed for nearly a year.  Each year, over 1,000 people apply for a Habitat for Humanity home in order to help get their lives back.  We are humbled to have helped such a great cause.

U-Stripe It & Design Tool-Review and Giveaway

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