Quick and Easy Chevron Panel

Quick and Easy Chevron Panel

Do you live in a condo?  Do you want to add some colour and style to your space, but not sure where to start?  How about the ventilation panel found in most condos, and transforming that into a focal point for the room.  The Diagonal Motif makes this fun and easy to create, without the hassle of measuring and cutting. The result is a personalized chevron design with a custom colour palette, offering the look of wallpaper, without its challenges and cost.


1. Level
2. Pencil
3. Putty knife
4. 1″ painters’ tape
5. Foam roller with tray
6. Diagonal Motif – 14 sheets
7. Base and Accent paint colours

STEP ONE: Using the perforations, count 7 sheets and tear off a section.  (With the panel being 62“ tall, I needed 7 sheets which covers 63”).  Tear off another 7 sheets to horizontally cover the 22″ width panel.  A video is available to watch on How to use the Perforations.

STEP TWO: With your level and pencil, draw a horizontal reference line across the top edge of the panel.  Tear a 1” strip of masking tape and place across the top sheet, and partially fold back the liner.

STEP THREE:  Align the top sheet to the horizontal reference line, and press down onto the panel using your putty knife.  Continue applying the sheets, while peeling back the liner, until completely removed.  A video is available to watch on How to Apply and Align.

STEP FOUR:  For the second section, cut the width of the sheets in half to 9”, for easier handling.  Repeat Steps 2-3, applying it to the right side of the first section.   Blend the seam between sheets if there is a gap.

STEP FIVE: With the surface fully covered, remove the tape sections too reveal the chevron pattern.  Follow the Diagonal Motif template as shown.  Once complete, press down on the remaining tape with your putty knife to ensure a good seal to the panel.

STEP SIX: Given the uneven and orange peel of the surface, we first applied a thin coat of our base colour, Benjamin Moore Lancaster Whitewash to ensure sharp paint lines once the tape is removed.

STEP SEVEN:  With the base colour dried shortly after, apply your accent colours.  Here we created an Ombre Effect using Sherwin Williams blues, starting with Quench Blue at the top, followed by Surfin, Capri and lastly Adriatic Sea.

STEP EIGHT:  Remove the remaining tape when the paint is still wet.


The Diagonal Motif stencil design is available on our website, where you will also find other pattern possibilities that can be achieved.  For more creative inspiration and project ideas, visit us on Facebook and Instagram.