We'll even include a FREE
single swan stencil, just to help you to get into the tighter places around moldings, light switches, tight corners etc.
For alignment please refer to the pics above. Stencil aligns easily
vertically and horizontally for a seamless wallpaper effect by slightly
overlapping and locking in with previously painted parts. No need to
wait for the paint to dry between repeats, if you're stenciling with
flat paint over flat background (which we recommend), the paint dries
very quickly between repeats and no smudging should occur.
Try this swan stencil with our exclusive Clip-On Stencil Level
(sold separately) and discover how easy it is to achieve perfectly
level results without dealing with all those bulky and heavy bubble
levels and expensive laser levels. Our lightweight level clips directly
to the stencil and stays there for the entire project. Amazing
Want to learn how to stencil an allover pattern?
It's not complicated at all! Here are the detailed illustrated step-by-step Damask/Allover 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 fabricSaveSaveSaveSave
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.
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.