First thing you will need is a wood board cut to match the size of your Sign Stencil
Prep your wood for stenciling by staining with your preferred color.
Optional: Paint with a chalk white coat over your stained board, then sand to give a more rustic look!
Most home improvement stores will cut wood boards to any size needed for FREE.
2. Position Stencil
Position your stencil onto desired location, then attach sign stencil to your finished wood board using painter's tape.
Optional:Use low-tack adhesive spray on the back of your stencil to hold in place and minimize paint bleed.
Essential TIP:A dry brush is key for minimizing paint bleed.
Begin by dipping tips of bristles in paint and remove excess paint by dabbing brush on a paper towel or newspaper. Very little paint should be left on the brush. Go over the area repeatedly rather than attempting to cover in one application.
Apply paint along the edge of the window (the shapes cut out from the stencil) using circular motion. Work the paint gradually toward the center of the window. You can also use stippling method, which is dabbing brush up and down against stencil openings.
4. Apply paint to entire design
Continue stenciling entire design until you reach your desired look. (Multiple thin coats work better than 1 thick coat)
Carefully lift stencil from top corner, revealing your AMAZING finished project!
Cleaning your Stencil Brush
After each use, stencils and stencil tools should be cleaned thoroughly. Never allow paint to dry in a stencil brush as it may ruin the brush. If using water-base paints, clean your stencils and tools in warm soapy water. For quick paint removal, wipe stencils with a rubbing alcohol dampened paper towel. When stenciling with oil base paints, clean stenciling supplies with low-odor turpentine or mineral spirits