Where can I Use a Sunny’s Stencil?
You can use a stencil to decorate Walls, Furniture, Fabric and Floors. We have designed our stencils to look hand cut for a “not quite so perfect look” so relax and have fun!
What kind of tape do I use to hold a stencil on the wall?
I use blue painters tape on each corner to hold the stencil on the wall while I am working.
How do I know how to space my stencil pattern?
I typically take the top center of a wall and place a stencil there, then I go to the left and to right one stencil width and come down one stencil height and place another …so now I have a triangle, then I place one directly underneath the first one , but below the two sides ..picture a diamond shape but made out of pattern you have. I continue this way through the room.
randomly place stencil pattern about one length of hand to elbow away from each other.
If it is a pattern that repeats itself I find the center of the wall, or floor, or fabric, or furniture, and place the first stencil, then let that dry a bit and place the stencil back on top of the pattern on one end and paint, continue this process until complete.
What tool should I use to stencil?
You can use a brush, but use a small amount of paint and pounce the brush up and down vertically, DO NOT brush from side to side, it will bleed underneath the stencil and make a mess. You can also use a small bathroom roller, but once again, Use A SMALL AMOUNT OF PAINT, and roll lightly, if you get a lot on the roller and push hard, it will glop under the stencil.
What kind of paint should I use?
I think it is a lot easier to use water based paint to stencil rather than oil, which takes a lot longer to dry and is much messier.
What is a self Adhesive Stencil?
This is a stencil that has a very light sticky backing, so you would peel back the mylar and place the stencil on the wall and use a brush or roller to apply the paint.
How many times can I use a Self Adhesive Stencil?
Typically one stencil will last through 20 uses on one wall, then it will get heavy with paint and will not adhere as well.