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In the video from May 5, Capri thanks a Home Depot employee wh0 she says let her take home 1,000 paint-strip samples to cover her wall. She then shows a quick montage of the installation process and the end result, which made for a mural-like rainbow of color.
The video had more than 14 million views and 2 million likes at the time of writing, and TikTokers in the comments seemed impressed with the free hack.
“I smell a trend coming,” one TikToker wrote.
“I’ve been collecting paint strips since I was a kid,” wrote another. “I love this.”
Capri wrote in a comment that she offered to pay for the paint samples, but the employee said to take them free of charge.
“I work at Home Depot,” one user commented. “I wonder how many people are going to come in and do this now.”
After posting her first video, Capri shared more details about the wall in a tutorial video two days later. The wall was made to be a backdrop for a music video she made, according to the TikToker.
Reply to @talia_is_totally_human here’s a tutorial!! The music video turned out SO good with this!!
First, pick out your colors, Capri wrote in the video. Then mark the areas of the wall where you intend to put the stripes with painter’s tape to ensure straight lines. Next, lay the colors in the order you want them face down on strips of painter’s tape before pressing the strips against the wall. Keep going until you fill the whole space.
Capri calls the finished product a “paint-chip art wall.”
The very first step of the hack, which Capri leaves out, is to convince a Home Depot employee to let you take 1,000 paint samples for free.
Capri didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.