How to Stencil a DIY Accent Wall on a Budget
Cutting Edge Stencils is going to teach you how to stencil corners and edges with ease! Inspired by Moroccan designs of the past, this intricate geometric pattern is so popular today. Our tile stencils are fabulous on walls, back splashes or in place of floor cement tiles. Our tile stencil designs are super easy to use and provide big savings to more costly alternatives of wallpaper and floor tiles. You can create fabulously ornate, beautiful accent walls with this moroccan design. This Tile stencil features an easy registration system, just use parts of the previously painted design to align and lock in the stencil, check for level and continue. This gives you a seamless “wallpaper” look. Don’t worry about super perfect alignment: in the end your eye will never ever notice the discrepancy.
Before you begin stenciling, mask off your crown molding, baseboards, and switch plates.Pour your paint into a tray. We recommend stenciling with paint in a flat latex finish. Evenly load your 4-inch dense foam roller. You do NOT want a lot of paint on your roller so if there is any excess paint, offload it onto a paper towel
Add a clip-on stencil level to your stencil to guarantee straight results every time. Reduce bleed by spraying the back of your stencil with spray adhesive. Position your stencil at the top of your wall or crown molding gently. Gently roll the paint over your stencil.
If everything is applied properly, your paint should dry in about a minute. Easily align your stencil with the registration marks and the previously painted area.
When you reach the baseboard, lay the remaining section of the stencil on a large piece of paper or tarp to avoid getting any paint on your floor. When you reach the bottom roll your roller downwards towards the baseboard.Then take a 3/4 inch professional stencil brush and pounce towards the baseboards for an extra crisp line.
The free top stencil makes it easy to fill in the gap between your crown molding and your stenciled wall. Align it with the previously painted area, then roll your roller towards the crown molding and pounce your brush towards the crease.
Now its time to stencil your corners. Mask off the wall you are moving your stencil towards. Position your stencil so it aligns to the previously painted wall and wraps around the corner. Roll the paint directly into the corner. Then take your professional stencil brush and pounce it into the corner.If you plan on continuing the stencil pattern on the other wall, mask off the wall you just finished and repeat the same process!
Take a touch-up liner brush and fill in any gaps or bleed with the colors you used if needed!
You can finally go ahead and remove the tape to reveal your work!
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