Video:How Decorative Paint With Stencilswith Debbie Anderson
Stenciling fun paint designs is a great project for you kitchen or play room walls. See how to set up a pattern and start painting with stencils!See Transcript
Transcript:How Decorative Paint With StencilsHi! I'm Debbie Anderson for About.com Home. Decorative painting can be a great alternative to having bland walls or having to put up wallpaper. It can also add a lot of your own personality to the room.
Now, if you decide that you want to do some stenciling, which is a lot of fun! There are many different ideas, but there are a few tips that you need to know before you get started.
Painting Stencil Project SuppliesFor stenciling you will need:
- stencil brushes
- acrylic or Oil-based paint
- a paint palette
- a ruler
- a number two pencil
- a roll of tape
Set Up a Painting Stencil PatternTo start, hold the stencils up to the wall where you want the pattern to go. Using your number two pencil, make a small mark on the wall where the edge of the stencil will lay. Next, measure the distance from the mark on the wall to the ceiling and make a small mark on the wall for the length of the wall you are stenciling. Lightly tape the stencil overlay to the wall with tape.
Paint the StencilsAfter applying a small amount of paint color to the paint palette, rub the end of the stencil brush over the color to apply it to the stencil brush.
Holding the stencil firmly in place with one hand, swirl the stencil brush over the stencil in a circular motion to apply color to the wall. Move the brush both clockwise and counterclockwise to make sure that you have covered the entire design. Reload your stencil brush with paint as necessary.
Remove the first stencil overlay, and tape the second overlay to the wall. Match the marks you made on the wall to make sure the design is lined up correctly.
Repeat the painting and stencil overlay process until the entire desired surface has been painted. Allow the paint to dry.
And there you have it! A few more tips for your next paint project. Thank you for watching! To learn more, please visit us on the Web at homegarden.about.com.
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