DIY Accent Wall Using Tile Stencil Patterns
Happy November, Cutting Edge Stencil fans! With cement tile accent wall trends on the rise, we’ve come up with the perfect stencil alternative for a fraction of the cost! Using our DIY tile stencil patterns you can easily create your very own cement tile design on ANY wall in your home! Let’s see how!
To see the steps below in action check out the video tutorial:
What You’ll Need:
- Alhambra Tile Stencil Pattern
- Spray Adhesive
- Dense 2″ Foam roller
- Dense 4″ Foam roller
- 3/4″ Professional Stencil Brush
- Benjamin Moore Black Paint
- Modern Masters’ Blackened Bronze Metallic Paint
- Modern Masters’ Pale Gold Metallic Paint
- Clip-on Stencil Level
- Blue Painters Tape
Before we begin stenciling, let’s talk. Getting your wall ready for stenciling is important but don’t be intimidated! Make sure your wall is smooth and that you spackle, sand and prime any visible cracks. Stenciling always works best on smooth surfaces so we recommend sanding the wall with some 120 grit sandpaper. Next, wipe any dust off and then paint your wall with your color of choice. The base coat we chose for this stencil project is Benjamin Moore Black with a flat finish.
Once you allow your base coat to fully dry, you can attach our clip-on stencil level to the bottom edge of your tile stencil! This tool is super helpful in ensuring the perfect positioning for your stencil project every time! No need for large cumbersome levels. Now you’re ready to begin stenciling!
Begin your Stencil Project:
Place your tile stencil where you want to start. You can use blue painter’s tape to help secure your stencil to the wall. For extra adhesion, you can apply spray adhesive to the back of the stencil before placing it on the wall. Spray adhesive can also help reduce paint seepage from underneath the stencil!
Evenly coat your 4” stencil roller with Blackened Bronze Metallic Paint and offload any excess paint onto a paper towel. This is one of the most important steps when it comes to stenciling! The number one mistake is having too much paint on your stencil roller or brush. The goal is to have your stencil roller evenly covered with paint but to be almost dry to the touch. For more in depth instructions, check out our How To Stencil section on our website!
Apply light pressure to your stencil roller when stenciling. You can always go back over sections that need more coverage! A 4” stencil roller will get the job done quickly and effectively!
To get the two-tone detailed look, you will go back over desired areas on the stencil with Pale Gold paint using our 2″ dense foam roller. We recommend a 3/4″ professional brush for even smaller openings for extra detail!
Align the tile stencil using the built-in registration marks and the previously stenciled parts of the design. This system makes stenciling easier and quicker than ever before!
Stenciling the wall where it meets the baseboard may look intimidating but it’s not hard at all! The biggest tip to remember is that our stencils are flexible and can bend into the crease at the baseboard. Use your fingers to press the stencil into the crease of the baseboard and stencil downwards with your stencil roller.
Repeat the stenciling process until your accent wall is complete. This stenciled accent wall screams trendy! Who knew a tile stencil was for more than just floors? Can’t get enough of Cutting Edge Stencils:
- Check out our Cutting Edge Stencils Facebook Page to see our beautiful customer photos and interact with the artists themselves!
- Buy our Tile Stencils or Wall Stencils for your next stencil project, and browse our other wonderful stencil designs.
- Follow us on Instagram and Pinterest and share your designs using #CuttingEdgeStencils. We love seeing your projects!
- Feeling inspired? Check out our other Blog posts for more creative ideas!
Thanks for reading and happy stenciling!
Karli and the Cutting Edge Stencil’s team