Learn How-To Stencil Furniture Using the Indian Inlay Stencil Kit
Hope ya’ll are having a Terrific Tuesday, my stencil savvy fans! If you’ve been joining in on the Cutting Edge Stencils Facebook coversations (and we hope you have) then you’ve seen the excitement over our Indian Inlay Stenciled posts. Like this one and this one. I know, my jaw nearly hit the ground when I saw them too!
Here’s the thing, we’ve heard it all before. You’re in awe of those Indian Inlay stenciled pieces of furniture but are slightly afraid to create your own. And we don’t want you to be afraid of stenciling. We want you to embrace it! After all it’s such an easy way to transform old furniture. And just between us… the Indian Inlay Stencil is one of our easiest stencils. So here’s the deal, read through this post and I promise you that you’re going to have so much more confidence to create your own stenciled beauty. Let’s get started!
If you’re a visual sort of person then you’re going to enjoy this short how-to video that will show you how easy it is to use the Indian Inlay Stencil Kit on furniture.
See didn’t I tell you that was an easy! And for your convenience, I’ve added in a quick recap!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Indian Inlay Stencil Kit
- Benjamin Moore Paint (Aura or Ben)
- Chalk or Pencil
- Painters Tape
- Stencil Brush
- Paper Towel
- Foam Plate
- Can Opener
- Scotch Brite Pad
Here are the Simple Steps to Stenciling Furniture:
In this video, we’ve used our Indian Inlay Stencil Kit to stencil an old table.
1. When stenciling on furniture, you want to make sure the paint will stick to the piece and not peel. If the item has a varnish or a glossy finish you’ll need to scuff it. You can do this with a scotch brite pad or fine grit sandpaper. Lightly sand the surface and then wipe down the piece with a damp rag.
2. Next, apply the basecoat for the color you want. Most acrylic paints work well, but to insure good adhesion you may want to use an adhesive primer such as Stix or Zinnser. These primers can even be tinted to the color you want.
3. Then mark the center of the table and lay out the pattern. Secure the stencil with your painters tape and start stenciling!
4. Pour your stencil paint in the foam plate. In this video, we used Benjamin Moore’s bone white.
5. Be sure to blot off the excess paint onto your folded paper towel until the brush looks almost dry. It is key to use as little paint as possible when stenciling. Too much paint will cause the design to bleed and smudge.
6. Build up your paint coverage slowly.
7. After you’ve painted the stencil, wait about 2-5 minutes to remove the stencil from the table and WAHLA! A drop dead gorgeous Indian Inlay stenciled table!
See we told you that was easy!
For more on stencils:
- Shop our Craft and Furniture Stencils and find the perfect one for your space!
- Check out our other stencil videos!
- Once you complete that stencil project, come share it on Facebook!
Thanks for watching and reading! Happy stenciling, DIYers!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew