How do you paint a dado rail?
- Paint the entire wall in the lighter colour first as your base colour.
- Using a pencil and measuring tape, make a mark at a height of 90cm from the floor every metre or so.
- Use masking tape to mask off the area you want to paint, be sure to de-tack it first so that it does not pull off any paint.
Furthermore, what can I use instead of a dado rail?
For a contemporary alternative to a dado rail, paint bands around the entire width of the room at about a metre from the floor.
Secondly, what is the difference between dado and picture rail? * Dado rail. This runs around the lower to middle of the room. * Picture rail. This runs towards the top of the room (normally at or around the height of the door frame.)
People also ask, is dado rail still in fashion?
So yes, Dado rails are definitely back in fashion, and the latest classic feature to get the retro treatment. Take a look at your rooms in a different way and see how a Dado rail can transform them and really enhance the feel and style of the home.
Do you paint above the picture rail the same as below?
It's common to paint the walls below a picture rail in a colour and above in white. But going for two tones of the same colour (you can buy a smaller pot of paint for the area above the rail) is a great way to allow the feature to stand out without it being too obvious.