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Painting tips – how to use stencils to paint your wall

Painting tips – how to use stencils to paint your wall

With help from these painting tips, you can move away from old-fashioned wallpaper décor and enter the world of stencilling. Stencils add creativity and fun to an otherwise plain coloured wall. However, painting and decorating your walls with stencils for the first time can be intimidating to painters.

Here are some painting tips on how to paint your walls with stencils.

Start with a clean surface!
Make sure to paint the base colour on the walls first
Wait for the base paint to dry completely before you begin stencilling
Make sure you have all of your materials
Paint tape or adhesive for the stencil
Stencil brushes, which are often domed or flat-tipped!
The right paint for the job
A paint palette and towels
Position your stencils
Try out the stencil in the least noticeable part of the room
Stencilling is a dry paint process; do not overload your brush!
Stencilling Methods
Stippling, or dabbing the brush over the stencil
Swirling, or simple rounded motions over the stencil

Once you have prepared your wall, researched painting tips, acquired all of the appropriate supplies and decided on the stencilling technique that is right for your masterpiece, you are ready to stencil away! However, before you start adorning your walls, consider which paint is right for the job.

Warrior Paints has the largest variety of paint products for your decorating needs. For an affordable company with an abundant collection of paint retail options, Do-It-Yourself guides and painting tips and techniques, contact Warrior Paints.

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