Do it yourself: Wall Stenciling

Add personal touch to any space with wall art you create yourself. Stencils make wall painting a fun experience with just a few items required.

Things you will need:

  • Pencil
  • Masking tape or adhesive spray
  • Paints
  • Stencils
  • Plate or cup for paint
  • Cardboard
  • Level
  • Stencil brushes, sponge, cotton ball, cloth etc.

Step by step:

1.    Prepare your wall. Make sure the surface is clean: no holes, dents or dust. You may need to paint an initial coat on your wall.
2.    Plan out your design. This can be done roughly in your head for a simple stencil. But if it’s likely to be more complicated, use the pencil to draw, mark and flow design. (Don’t worry about the stencils if you are not an artist by birth. You will find so many free stencils available to download on the internet.)
3.    Use masking tape or adhesive spray to securely position the stencil. Remember to start at the corner or edge of wall.
4.    It’s time to paint now. Use a clean dry stencil brush, take a little but ample paint on the end of the brush, remove excess paint with a piece of cardboard, and then simply tap your brush on the stencil opening. Continue until all the cut parts are covered. Try using other materials such as a cotton ball, sponge, cloth etc. for a different look they’ll give.
5.    Dab each colour to complete the design. Move and repeat your stenciled pattern to the desired surface area.
6.    Carefully remove the stencil as soon as you’ve finished painting.


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