How To Stencil: Tile Accent Wall
Welcome back Cutting Edge Stencil friends! Need some new accent wall ideas? Stencils are the perfect solution. Not only are they easy to use but they’re also extremely affordable and reusable. Ready to transform your boring wall into a gorgeous masterpiece? Let’s get stenciling!
Prep and Prime
Before we begin stenciling, let’s talk preparation. 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 cracks. Stenciling always works best on a smooth surface 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 Fantasy Pink with a flat sheen. For all of the supplies used for this stencil project, check the list below.
- Inverted Tile Stencil
- Benjamin Moore Fantasy Pink
- Benjamin Moore Navajo White
- 4” Stencil Roller
- Professional Stencil Brush
- Clip-On Stencil Level
- Spray Adhesive
- Blue Painter’s Tape
Allow your base coat a full day to dry. Attach your clip-on stencil level to the bottom of your tile stencil. This tool is super helpful because when the bubble rests in the center of the level, you know your stencil is straight. No need for large cumbersome levels. Now you’re ready to begin stenciling!
Stenciling Your Accent Wall
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 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!
That took no time at all! Peel back your tile stencil to reveal the beautiful pattern you’ve created.
Align the tile stencil using the built-in registration marks and the previously stenciled parts of the design. This system makes stenciling easier than ever before!
Repeat this simple stenciling process for an eye-catching accent wall.
Stenciling the Baseboard
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 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.
A professional stencil brush can be useful in tighter areas of the tile stencil. Pounce towards the baseboard for crisp edges!
Peel the stencil to reveal the bottom half of your stenciled wall. How easy was that?
To see the steps in action check out the video:
Repeat the stenciling process until your accent wall is complete. Dig this DIY stencil project? Check out another one of our other tile stencil accent walls:
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This stenciled accent wall screams trendy! Who knew a tile stencil was for more than just floors? With just a stencil and some paint this intricate pattern is so easy to recreate! Can’t get enough of Cutting Edge Stencils:
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Thanks for reading and happy stenciling!