How to Stencil a Feature Wall Using a Wall Stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils. DIY accent wall decor.

Hi I’m Janna and I’m Greg from Cutting
Edge Stencils. Today we’re going to show you how to create a beautiful feature wall
using a wall stencil feature or accent walls are the latest range in
wall decorating it’s so simple and the results are amazing
here’s what you’ll need your Cutting Edge Stencil a clip-on stencil level a
dance foam roller with rounded ends a stencil brush for edges and corners
latex or acrylic paints a large styrofoam plate low-tack painters tape
and paper towels first make sure your wall is clean and dust free stenciling
over a flat base coat works best mask off the ceiling trim and floorboards
since we’re doing an accent wall mask off the side walls as well it’s nice to
start on a section of the wall that allows you to do an uninterrupted
floor-to-ceiling row this establishes a perfect vertical in which to build left
and right for this wall we’re using our Casablanca stencil slide
the clip-on stencil level onto the bottom edge of your stencil make sure
the level sits firmly against the edge of the stencil flip your stencil upside
down to allow the top of the stencil to get right up to the ceiling crease check
to make sure your stencil is level and secure it with four to six pieces of
low-tack painters tape now pour some of the paint that you’ve selected onto your
styrofoam plate load your dense foam roller by rolling it over the paint a
few times press on the roller as you do it so it absorbs the paint evenly now
blot off the excess paint on a folded paper towel this is a very important
step not to be skipped now roll the stencil with your roller using light to
medium pressure excessive pressure may cause paint seepage under the stencil be
careful not to roll over the outside edges of the stencil you can easily
check how you’re doing by carefully untape enlist in one corner of the
stencil and taking a peek if it’s too pale just put the stencil back and roll
it a few more times back and forth adding slightly more pressure remove the
stencil slowly so the blue tape doesn’t accidentally pull off any background
paint look how great that looks reposition the stencil to continue down
the wall the paint dries quickly so no need to wait this stencil like many of
our stencils locks in with itself simply line up your stencil with the previously
painted parts check for level and continue don’t worry if it doesn’t line
up perfectly and don’t roll over the previously painted areas this gives you
a seamless look and allows you to continue around the room after a couple
of prints you’ll need to reload your stencil roller with more paint avoid the
temptation of pressing too hard on the roller to squeeze out the last bit of
paint now repeat the process until you’re finished no need to clean the
stencil in between repeats this stencil is good for many repeats before it needs
to be cleaned it’s time to clean the stencil only if your paint buildup
starts to compromise the design when you reach the edge simply bend the stencil
tape it in place and roll right into the crease you can get deeper into the
crease with a stencil brush carefully remove the stencil and blue tape to
reveal how clean the edge turns out the same step goes for side walls and trim
rolling into the creases and finishing it off with a stencil brush again remove
the stencil and tape to reveal the clean edges to fill in those gaps at the
ceiling line you can use your large stencil but it gets cumbersome and tends
to flop down that’s why we’ve included this special top part stencil design
just for this purpose align the top part using the painted
parts as registration tape it in its place and roll into the crease and
finish off with the stencil brush remove the stencil and continue with the next
row this simple technique can unlock the door to endless decorative possibilities
especially with cutting edge stencils it’s beautiful made easy

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