Try this fun Polka Dot 6-piece stencil kit
wall decor! Perfect stencils for nurseries, kids rooms, hallways and baths. These polka dot stencils will look great on an accent wall, too. Try
stenciling them in various colors, overlapping them, or achieve a
sophisticated shimmering effects with metallic paints. Perfect super easy stencil project for beginners and DIY queens. Be creative:
overlap them, use different colors, create your own allover stencil pattern,
add shading - the possibilities are endless. You can stencil over simple
latex paint, plaster, faux finish background or even wallpaper if it is
in decent condition.
We find that it is not necessary to use spray adhesive with our stencils
but if you want very crisp edges, you may use it (Elmer's spray adhesive
to be the best). The trick with stenciling is to take care not to
over-load your roller or brush with
paint and not to press hard on a roller while stenciling. We personally
prefer just to use blue painter's tape to secure the stencil, but for
beginners we would suggest using spray adhesive to make sure you get
textured walls? No problem!
If your walls have a light/medium texture,
they are quite suitable for stenciling. With textured wall it is better
to use a large stencil brush. Stenciling takes longer with a brush of course. It's especially important that you put very
little paint on your brush, always off-load it on a paper towel, and
use rubbing/dabbing motion while stenciling. Using a spray adhesive
also helps a lot to prevent any seepage of paint under the stencils.
But again, you'll not get any seepage with textured walls if you use
very little paint on your brush. If you try using a foam roller,
definitely use spray adhesive, ( we love Elmer's) use very little paint
and don't press hard on the roller to avoid seepage. Roller will work only on a very light textured surface.
are so easy to use
, virtually anyone can do it.
registration marks are necessary! Simply tape the stencils to the wall using
BLUE painter's tape, then load your dense foam roller
with the paint of your
choice (latex or acrylic). Get rid of excess paint by rolling the foam
roller over a folded paper towel. Then, just roll it over the stencil
applying medium pressure for an instant fabulous result! Don't press on
the roller too hard otherwise you might get some bleed. Transform your
room with fun polka dots here and there!Want to learn the easiest stenciling technique?
Here are the detailed illustrated Roller Stenciling Tips