How to Stencil a Wall with Paint | Paint Techniques

How to Stencil a Wall with Paint | Paint Techniques


This edition of decorative paint techniques
we’re going to be learning how to stencil and I have a stencil that I’ve cut out myself
which is basically a spray of roses with lots of leaves. So instead of doing the more traditional way
of using colors which would be green stems and leaves and possibly red roses, we’re just
going to do it in one color which is probably going to update the look to a large degree
as well. So I have a little bit of artist color. It’s a brown. I have a very, very important tool; paper
towels, which you offload your brush on. And a stencil brush. So the key is to dab on a little bit of the
paint. Offload. Try not to get a lot of paint on your stencil
brush because it’ll start bleeding under the stencil. So using a circular motion you apply the color
into the stencil. You can also stipple it in but it usually
works really nicely if you use this circular stroke. And one of the ideas when you’re using a stencil
such as this let’s say on a wall in your room is that you can randomly place the stencil. You know, flip it over, have a mirror image
or you can just work on the same image but randomly spaced out over the wall. It’s also important to remember that you don’t
want the same amount of paint in every opening because that is how it naturally looks more
beautiful. Now the time for us to lift off the stencil. And try a different technique. Just bring this back up here. And this time use a roller which is using
the same paint that we used on the brush but again very, very important to offload the
amount of color on the roller. And I find that a foam roller distributes
the paint much more evenly. This is obviously a much quicker way of doing
it, but you can see which way you prefer. And those are two different ways of stenciling
on a wall or a surface. One is using the stencil brush and one with
the foam roller.

6 thoughts on “How to Stencil a Wall with Paint | Paint Techniques

  1. This is a great tutorial… but it was hard to hear her, because she was competing with the background music… It's easier to just listen to the person who is teaching the tutorial, rather than not being able to hear the instructions…

  2. Thank you so much for this video. Nice and short, no loud music, no long intro – just great, simple instructions and tips. Love your videos! I'm subscribing 🙂

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