House painting can be a chore. And sometimes, when you are done, the results may look a little dull.
If you are painting in subdued colors, you might feel you are lost in a phalange of bland. But what can you do?
Not every wall can be flaming pink, and you probably wouldn’t want it to be either!
So, what if there was a way to bring your walls to life without involving over the top colors?
Stencils are the way to inject personality into an identikit room. What’s more, they don’t cost much, and you can make your designs.
This blog will give you the lowdown on how to create the perfect wall stencil for interior house painting.
Although these hints are for interiors, remember you may also use stencil art on exterior house painting, and if you do it yourself, it could minimize the cost!
Choose Your Pattern
Depending on how creative you are, you may choose to design your stencil pattern. This is the beauty of stencils. You can create your unique project from anything that takes your fancy.
However, for anyone less bold, millions of free stencil patterns are available to download from internet sites.
Choose Your Colors
Next, think of the palette for your house painting stencil.
Be guided by the color scheme you have already put in place. What color is it already? How is the room accessorized? Try and pick colors that complement what you have in mind.
Remember, you don’t just have to stick to one!
Fairly important, before you even think of starting your stencil house painting, you should measure your space.
This is so you can check your designs will fit on the wall of your choice.
Be also aware that your design’s execution may require the use of a ladder or something to stand on.
The key to success is preparation. Before you even think of tickling your walls with a brush, you need to get your canvas in tip-top condition.
In other words, the interior wall (or exterior) needs work before painting.
This means rolling up your sleeves and giving it some elbow grease. Paint won’t go on anywhere that has dirt or moisture in it. If there are blemishes, they need fixing, and if the paintwork is old, it should be renewed.
Give walls enough time to dry in before stenciling, and remember, if you are exterior house painting, it might need priming before using any color on it!
Next, gather all your materials, paints, and brushes and get ready to begin.
Cut out the design carefully and if needed, make enough sheets to cover the wall you are planning.
It is advisable to have a dummy run on something that doesn’t matter first, to see how the stencil will come out. Maybe use a large piece of cardboard to practice your first attempt at stenciling.
Now it is time to stick your stencil on. Ensure it is even and use tape to stick it to the wall. Take care to make sure the stencil is nice and flush against the wall.
The adhesive spray will also help to get your stencil in place and help eliminate any fraying edges.
Finally, you can paint your stencil. Taking whatever your weapon of choice is – be it sponge, brush or roller, approach your canvas with courage.
Be bold, but don’t put too much paint on the canvas and remember to cover up any areas that don’t want to be splattered before you start!
When you have finished, take care before removing the stencil – you don’t want to smudge it.
Rinse And Repeat
Now you have done it once, that was just the start. Next, plow ahead with the rest of the wall until the job is done!