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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Have questions? Why not take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions below to see if we have your answer.

    Common Questions

    While we can't restock all designs, you can play a crucial role! To make sure your favorite design gets restocked, simply add your email to the "Request a Restock Notification" list on the out-of-stock product page. By doing this, if the item does get restocked, you'll be the first to know the minute it's restocked :)

    Your input matters, and we'll prioritize ordering more based on popular demand. Happy stenciling and stay tuned for exciting updates! 🎨✨

    At the moment, we do not have a wholesale program in place, but we are continuously exploring opportunities to expand our services in the future.

    Sorry, no custom stencil designs for now! But if you've got a great idea, let us know at! We love creative sparks! 🔥🎨

    You can add your coupon code during the payment method after clicking checkout button. 

    NOTE: Only one coupon code can be applied per order.

    To view your past orders and to save your items on your cart, please log-in to your account through this link:

    If the system identifies your credentials as a non-existing account, we kindly recommend registering your email address through this link:

    Our goal is to add new designs every month!

    Sign up for our Essential Insider Newsletter to get notified when new designs are released :)

    We have a few key tips and techniques to help you minimize paint bleed start creating beautiful signs in no time :)

    Watch quick tutorial

    1. Ensure your stenciling surface is smooth, if stenciling on wood sand your board before and after painting with a #220 fine grit sand paper. This will smooth out any paint strokes from your paint brush.

    2. Master the Dry Brush technique; this is essential to minimizing or eliminating paint bleed altogether. Start by dipping your stencil brush or sponge in your paint (chalk paint is recommended) then off load most of the paint onto a paper towel. Almost no paint should be left on your brush/sponge! 

    3. Next use stippling method to stencil your design, which is dabbing your brush up and down against stencil openings, this will help prevent your stencil from lifting.

    4. Use multiple thin coats of paint to darken any light area, then lift up to reveal your AMAZING finished project :)

    With a little patience and some extra love, you will be stenciling like a PRO before you know it!

    The type of paint we recommend for stenciling depends on the surface you'll be working with. Generally, we suggest using a heavy body acrylic that's highly pigmented for optimal results. For more stencil tutorials and handy tips, check out our Facebook page at
    Happy stenciling! 🎨😊

    Product Questions

    Good question! Our stencils are made of eco-friendly 10-12 mil semi-transparent, flexible mylar. These amazingly durable stencils are rugged enough to reuse over & over. (Don't have adhesive backing)

    You're going to love them, don't hear it from us, see what our customers are saying...

    At Essential Stencil, we take pride in our thoughtful design process. Each stencil is a masterpiece, crafted with a perfect blend of elegant fonts and on-trend, inspired designs. Our laser-cutting technique ensures exceptional smoothness, making your finished projects truly amazing! Embrace creativity with confidence. 🎨✨

    You're in for a stenciling adventure! Our stencils are incredibly versatile and ready to embellish a myriad of surfaces. From wood to walls, fabric to furniture, glass, and more, there's no limit to where your artistic spirit can take you! Unleash your imagination and let the stenciling magic begin! 🎨✨

    Countless uses! Our stencils can be used over and over again with minimal care. Ideal for Sign Makers, DIY Workshops and Craft Parties!

    To view the stencil design actual size measurement you can do that by visiting each of our product pages and scrolling down to the description area.

    Our description area consists of three tabs/buttons: Overview, Details and Dimension and Shipping and Returns. If you click the Details and Dimensions button will show you the actual design and dimension of each stencil design.

    Please refer to the screenshot through this link.

    Rub On Transfers

    Good question! Our transfers are made of semi permanent adhesive printed PET material. These rub on transfers are easy to use and create instant beautiful works of art on almost any surface. You're going to love them, don't hear it from us, see what our customers are saying...

    These rub on transfers work on almost any surface; wood, walls, furniture, glass and more.
    Get inspired by our Ambassador led tutorials!

    Yes, a transfer tool is included with your purchase :)

    Watch Tutorial

    1. Make sure your project surface is dry and clean of debris
    2. Cut around desired transfer. image.
    3. Place transfer image, peel back white paper backing and gently lower transfer on to surface.
    4. Use transfer tool to rub the entire image firmly onto project surface.
    5. Slowly peel away transfer sheet. If image is not fully transferred, gently lower it back down and use transfer tool again.
    6. Once image has been transferred, we recommend applying a top coat with a water-based sealer such as Polycrylic.

    Payment and Returns

    Essential Stencil accepts Paypal, Google Pay, Apple Pay, Amazon Pay and all major credit cards: Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, Diner's Club, JCB, and Essential Stencil Gift Cards.

    Also installment payments from AfterPay and Shop Pay

    We cannot accept Interac cards in Canada.

    To ensure a smooth and secure ordering process, we currently accept orders exclusively through our website at Our user-friendly, secure checkout system guarantees a hassle-free experience as you explore our fantastic collection of stencils.

    Happy shopping! 🛒😊

    We want you to be absolutely thrilled with your purchase! If, for any reason, you're not 100% satisfied within the first 30 days, we gladly accept returns and process refunds. Simply reach out to us at before sending back any returns.

    Our return address is:
    Essential Stencil
    P.O. Box 50791
    Mesa, AZ 85208.

    Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we're here to make your return experience as smooth as possible! 😊🛍️

    Once your return has been approved, we submit all refunds to your bank immediately. You will receive the funds from a refund in your account approximately 5–10 business days after the refund is submitted.

    NOTE: Refunds might appear in the form of a reversal. In the case of a reversal, the original payment will be removed from your bank statement, and a separate credit is not issued.


    Most orders ship within 24hrs (excluding weekends) and take 2-5 days to receive.

    Packages within the USA ship USPS First class package (under 1lb) or USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground (over 1lb)

    Spend a minimum of $45 (after discounts) to qualify. Free shipping on every order of $45+ within the USA 

    (International orders do not qualify)

    We currently ship to Canada and Australia.

    Essential Insider Rewards

    For New Customers: 
    1. Create your Account 
    2. Click on Rewards in the top left menu
    3. Start earning Stencil Bucks and redeeming them for rewards!

    For Existing Customers: If you haven't created your account in our site yet, please do the same process with the new customers by registering the same email address that you used on your recent purchases. If you already have an account, log-in to your account and click on Rewards in the top left menu. You will be automatically registered in our Insider Rewards program.

    Checking your point balance is easy!
    1. Simply log-in to your account
    2. Click on Rewards in the top menu
    3. View your point balance and your progress to reach the next reward

    Yes, your Stencil Bucks will expire 365 days (1yr) from when they were originally earned.

    How to spend your Stencil Bucks:
    1. Login to your account
    2. Click Rewards in the top menu

    3. Click All rewards
    4. Redeem your Rewards

    Be sure to copy your coupon code and enter at checkout to apply your reward (coupon or discount)

    If your reward was a free gift, first check to ensure item is currently in-stock, then add to cart before applying your code at checkout.

    No worries! Shoot us an email at or leave us a message in our live-chat support.

    Start earning some Stencil Bucks! 

    1. Signing up for 200 Stencil Bucks (one time only)

    2. Submit a Photo + Review for 200 Stencil Bucks (once a month only)

    3. Submit a Review without  Photo for 100 Stencil Bucks (once a month)

    4. Share on Facebook for 50 Stencil Bucks (once per lifetime)

    5. Celebrate birthday for 200 Stencil Bucks (once a year)

    6. Place an order for 2 Stencil Bucks per $1 every purchase

    Please note that: We send photo review invitation exclusively via email only to keep our reviews consistently true and unique. If you're review was not automatically credited, you might have reached your quota for the month even though you received multiple review invitation. :)