Decorative Painting 101 – Wall Stencils Technique

The wall stencils that heroically got into the market have over time dominated smart and lovely wall decor. They exist in many designs, and it is one’s personal choice to pick whatever plan suits them. The good thing is with just a little practice; even a DIY novice can do the job.

Decorative Painting 101_Wall Stencils TechniqueThe article provides a guideline for using the wall stencils to make an attractive design on the walls. The tools needed include

  • Stencil
  • Stencil brush
  • Paint tape
  • Paper towel
  • Painting container
  • Pencil
  • Spray adhesive
  • Leveler

The manual

A clean, fresh wall with white coats of paint is the starting point. There are two approaches involved, and one is putting the stencil in the middle whereas another is putting it at the corner. Central placement, however, is advisable for symmetry purposes. Application of the spray adhesive on the wall then follows. It ensures right stationing of the stencil. After confirming the location of the stencil, it is adjusted on the wall. The alignment should be beautiful to avoid any flows that may occur.

After proper alignment, use a pencil to mark the stencil alignment on the wall. The direct use of the stencil is not as prudent as employing the utilization of a painters tape. This because the tape does not make the wall dirty and as such no cleaning after that as in the use of pencils of which the pencil marks will need erasing after stencil painting.

After the tape or pencil, painting the stencil begins. The paper towel is then used to shed most paint into it. Next, fill the stencil with paint using the stencil brush. For best results, punching motion is the technique. Because of the extra paint on the towel, fill the brush three to four times for the different areas.

When taking away the Stencil, the adhesive side should always face up. The purpose is the removal of paint that may have stuck beneath the stencil. Clean the wall from side to side using the tip of a brush or using the paper towel. For you to paint corners, a stencil is best for securing a particular side, done by holding one side down using the painters tape.

Some other notable facts include:

For best results, quality stencil brush is a necessity. Stenciling should not directly begin from the wall but instead tried on a large board first, thus reduces the chances of ruining the wall and guarantees a uniform and clean look. It takes the time to do the stenciling job and hence a lot of patience is necessary.

Employing the use of a foam roller to stencil is the fastest easiest and quickest form of stenciling. However, this calls for a decision to have the entire wall stenciled. It may also call for a small section of the wall to stencil.

Using a roller foam

The paint can is properly shaken followed by spraying of the stencil using the spray adhesive. The stencil is then carry put on the wall to start the work. Additionally, to avoid blotting, do not fill the roller with paint. Pressure is needed in the roller use for crisp and neat outcomes. Roll the roller over the stencil carefully.

If you do this right, look out for the results. Should it not turn out as expected, repeatedly move the roller on the stencil using light strokes, the process continues until the results turn out as expected. Analyze the effects simply by lifting the stencil off the corner. It should start at the initial stages of the job based on the ease of making changes at the beginning after which the stencil is put back to continue the job.

In the rolling process, if the roller runs short of paint, refill it with paint and, do not press hard on the stencil to eliminate the excess paint.

When closer to the edge, rolling over the edge is necessary. The paint is then cleaned using baby wipes. Tape can be added to the edges of the stencil to avoid paint reaching on those parts.

Stencil repeatedly until you achieve the desired. An advantage is regular cleaning is inappropriate. Clean the stencil every time you want to apply different color stains.