Mandala Stencils Upgrade All Ikea Furniture!
Welcome! Cutting Edge Stencils has used mandala stencils for countless furniture flips, but never like this! We took a boring black IKEA coffee table and transformed it into a lavish boho accent piece. What really makes this stenciled mandala coffee table POP is the Modern Master’s metallic paint we used. When we combine metallic paint and our Tribal Fire Mandala Stencil, magic happens!
Preparation Before Stenciling A Mandala
The IKEA Venjom Coffee Table surface is covered with a thin laminate. To create adhesion, all you have to do is scuff the surface lightly very fine 400 grit sandpaper.
This will break any sheen and open up the surface so the paint has the ability to grab onto the surface.
Add a little bit of denatured alcohol onto a paper towel and wipe down the IKEA coffee tabletop. This will remove any dust, grease, or oil and ensure that we get great adhesion.
Apply a light coat of spray adhesive to the back of your easy-to-use mandala stencil to reduce your chances of stencil bleed. PRO TIP: After you have sprayed the back of your reusable mandala stencil, wait a few minutes and then check the tack of the stencil with your knuckle. This is called “Knuckle Tack.” If the back of the stencil is still sticky and detaches from your skin in a few seconds, you are ready to start your project!
Let’s Start Stenciling our Mandala Stencil
Metallic paint elevates the stenciled mandala pattern on a black tabletop. First, we are going to cover the entire mandala stencil in Rich Gold metallic paint. Evenly load a 4” dense foam roller for stenciling and offload any excess paint onto a paper towel.
Gently apply Rich Gold metallic paint over the entire mandala stencil with a roller for stenciling. We want a less opaque look, so we decided to roll one light coat of metallic paint. Once we add a clear topcoat in the end, the mandala pattern will be polished and shiny!
Use a ½” brush for stenciling to add the next color to your boho mandala stencil. Pallet the brush with your metallic paint and evenly distribute the paint through the bristles. Use a pouncing technique to apply Antique Bronze to your desired areas.
It wouldn’t be a “Tribal Fire” mandala without some red accents! We are taking another ½” brush for stenciling and adding Sashay Red. The last metallic paint color we added on our tribal mandala stencil was Platinum.
We are obsessed with how this stenciled mandala furniture came out! The metallic mandala stencil brings so much life to the surface already. Our last step will really make the metallic paint colors pop!
Protect Your Stenciled Metallic Mandala
With a dense foam roller for stenciling, apply two coats of water-based Polyurethane for protection. If you see any small bubbles start to appear, wait for the coat to dry. Once dry, take a brown paper bag and lightly rub it on the surface, sanding the bubbles off. Add a second coat and once your stenciled table completely dries, enjoy!
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