Our Robots Border Stencil
is such an easy way to DIY your baby's nursery. You can use this trendy stencil pattern at the ceiling line or at chair rail height. Stencil them in one color or get creative with many colors! These cool retro robots can't help but make you smile!
are an easy stenciling project
and a great way to add interest to a room without adding too much pattern.
You can stencil with acrylic or latex paint, stencil creams, fabric
paint or glaze, using a foam roller or stencil brush. Want to learn the easiest stenciling technique?
Here are the detailed illustrated Roller Stenciling Tips
Please make sure you watch our short step-by-step Video Tutorials!
You'll find them extremely helpful for your stenciling project. Even beginners get great results!
Our Blog Stencil Stories
is packed full of useful tips and stenciling tutorials, please check
out this excellent source of DIY tips and information! it can help a lot
with your stenciling project.
About paint seepage:
with a proper loaded roller and correct technique you might get some
minor paint seepage here and there. In most cases it's not noticeable,
especially from a couple of feet away and it can be easily touched up
with a small brush. Don't forget that you're creating a "hand-painted
wall finish". A few imperfections and some paint seepage here and there
are natural and inevitable for this type of work. To minimize seepage,
use spray adhesive and less paint on your roller and brush.
Stenciling on rough or textured walls may contribute to increased paint bleed. For more information on stenciling on textured walls, see our F.A.Q. section.Did you know you can stencil your own fabric
use it for curtains, tablecloths, pillows, etc.? When stenciling on
fabric, please use stencil adhesive to ensure good results. First, tape
your ironed fabric to the surface so it doesn't move around while you
stencil. You'll get better results with stencil brushes, but sometimes
roller can work too, depending on your fabric. Add some textile medium (
sold in craft stores) to your acrylic paint. You can also get a
specially formulated fabric paint, but, frankly, good craft acrylic
paint with a dollop of textile medium mixed in works just as well, and
costs way less! :) Let the stenciled image dry completely, 24 hours is
best, then heat-set it by ironing the fabric for about 20-30 seconds on a
LOW setting through the piece of cloth. Heat-setting will cure the
paint and will prevent it from being washed off in the washing machine.
Always experiment with a sample of your fabric first to ensure good
results. We have stenciled on silk, cotton, linen and even sheer fabrics
with great results. It's always better if your fabric doesn't have too
All of our stencils
made of thick, sturdy but flexible 12 mil clear plastic, reusable, easy
to clean and stenciler-friendly! In our 20+ years of professional
stenciling this material has proven to be far superior than any other
material we used, including the industry standard 8 mil mylar. We are
certain you'll notice the difference and will love working with it,
just like all the folks who already bought our stencils.Our stencils
are made to last and with proper care and storage will serve you for a long time
Our professional decorative painting company, SpecFin Designs
has been a leader in decorative and faux painting for over 20 years in
NYC/NJ Metropolitan area. After many years of painting we finally
decided to open a stencil company and start selling our stencils to
other artists and craftsmen. You can see many beautiful examples of our
stenciled projects by visiting http://www.specfindesigns.com. Please
browse our extensive portfolio and feel free to use it for your