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Amanda

08:35AM | 06/14/03
Member Since: 06/13/03
4 lifetime posts
Bvbrush
I want to put horizontal stripes on my bedroom wall but my mom does not quite trust me to do it right so can you tell me how i can make relatively straight lines and making them level also?

MrPaint

10:57AM | 06/14/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
Amanda - rent a laser level from a tool rental store. It will shoot a level line all around the room.

Mr. Paint

Amanda

11:26AM | 06/14/03
Member Since: 06/13/03
4 lifetime posts
MrPaint
Thank you for your help. How much would renting a laser level cost and what are some names of places that rent them out?

MrPaint

02:42PM | 06/14/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
Amanda - I shouldn't think more than maybe $50/day. Try a Home Depot rental center - or any other tool rental store.

Mr. Paint

retisin

03:07PM | 06/14/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Just another thought,buy a 4 or 5 foot level from a store then.Cheap one's would be about $7.95 at home depot.Then just make sure the bubble in the level is dead center and mark with a pencil.Would just save some $$ from renting on,this way you don't feel rushed either to get the rental back to place.You could go at your own pace.

MrPaint

07:38AM | 06/15/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
retisin..........she is doing horizontal stripes - getting them even all around the room with a 4-5' level will be tough. I don't disagree necessarily - but a laser level would be well worth the $$ in my opinion.

Mr. Paint

Amanda

09:01AM | 06/15/03
Member Since: 06/13/03
4 lifetime posts
Thank you both for your help i will look into them

retisin

07:30PM | 06/15/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
I thought if she drew a line from one point to the other and then kept the bubble level coming off from her last line it would come out all the way around to the point of where she started from.
The laseer level would be faster,but if it is $50.00 to rent B lack and decker makes a tool that hangs right on the wall by itself.
It self levels and has the laser lights,I seen at home depot on sale where I live for $49.00.
Have fun and remember to take your time.

Amanda

10:41AM | 06/18/03
Member Since: 06/13/03
4 lifetime posts
i was wondering if using a chalk line would work out?

retisin

01:18PM | 06/18/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
as long as your lines are level,this would work for you too.Sometimes if your floor is uneven in older homes or a warped floor (if you would be measuring from their)you just need to make sure your lines are level with each other.
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