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What is the best stenciling technique to use when stenciling with FolkArt Ultra Dye?
When stenciling with FolkArt Ultra Dye, it is best to use a dry brush technique. Make sure your stencil brush is properly loaded and excess dye has been removed. Stencils can be taped or held in place. Hold the stencil brush vertically, keeping the flat portion of the bristles flat to the unfinished surface, touch the stencil and begin stenciling using a circular motion clockwise then counter clockwise.
NOTE: It is best to begin at the outer edges of the stencil design working toward the center. When stenciling two colors side by side you will notice how easily the two colors can be blended to achieve the desired hand painted look.
What is the best stenciling technique to use when stenciling with FolkArt Milk Paint?
When stenciling with FolkArt Milk Paint, it is best to use a dry brush technique. Make sure your stencil brush is properly loaded and excess milk paint has been removed. To load the stencil brush, dab the bristles into a small puddle of FolkArt Milk Paint and remove most of the paint by dabbing a paper towel. Stencils can be taped or held in place. When stenciling, hold the stencil brush vertically, and keeping the flat portion of the bristles flat to the surface, touch the stencil and begin stenciling using a circular motion moving clockwise then counter-clockwise.
NOTE: It is best to begin at the outer edges of the stencil design working toward the center. Stenciled designs can remain clean and crisp as stenciled or when dry sanded slightly to create an aged, distressed look.
What is the best stenciling technique to use when stenciling with FolkArt Ultra Dye?
When stenciling with FolkArt Ultra Dye, it is best to use a dry brush technique. Make sure your stencil brush is properly loaded and excess dye has been removed. Stencils can be taped or held in place. Hold the stencil brush vertically, keeping the flat portion of the bristles flat to the unfinished surface, touch the stencil and begin stenciling using a circular motion clockwise then counter clockwise.
NOTE: It is best to begin at the outer edges of the stencil design working toward the center. When stenciling two colors side by side you will notice how easily the two colors can be blended to achieve the desired hand painted look.
What is the best stenciling technique to use when stenciling with FolkArt Milk Paint?
When stenciling with FolkArt Milk Paint, it is best to use a dry brush technique. Make sure your stencil brush is properly loaded and excess milk paint has been removed. To load the stencil brush, dab the bristles into a small puddle of FolkArt Milk Paint and remove most of the paint by dabbing a paper towel. Stencils can be taped or held in place. When stenciling, hold the stencil brush vertically, and keeping the flat portion of the bristles flat to the surface, touch the stencil and begin stenciling using a circular motion moving clockwise then counter-clockwise.
NOTE: It is best to begin at the outer edges of the stencil design working toward the center. Stenciled designs can remain clean and crisp as stenciled or when dry sanded slightly to create an aged, distressed look.
How do I prepare a painted wall for stenciling?
If the existing paint is in good condition and is the color you want, be sure the wall is clean and free of dust and grease. If the paint looks tired or you want to change the color, paint the wall with either latex or oil-base paint in an eggshell or matte finish. Two coats usually are required for an even finish. Flat paint is a fine surface for stenciling; if you are planning to glaze the wall before stenciling, use satin or semi-gloss paint.
When stenciling with Stencil1® FolkArt® stencils, how can I keep the stencil from shifting while I work?
Stencil tape or a spray or liquid stencil adhesive works best to hold your stencil in place while stenciling. Spray adhesives work best with intricate designs.
What tool can I use for stenciling with Stencil1® FolkArt® stencils?
Stencil1® FolkArt® stencil brushes make the perfect tools when stenciling with Stencil1® FolkArt® stencils. Conveniently there are two sizes of stencil brushes, a medium and large which work well with the varying sizes of stencils. You can also use Spouncers®, foam rollers and sponges.
What is one color stenciling and how do I create this look?
One color stenciling is not just for beginners, it is quite popular in today's home fashions as a monochromatic or serene trend. The bonus for the beginner is that this type of stenciling is easy to do, yet achieves a decorator look. While many stencils are made for one color stenciling (one overlay), any stencil can be used. When there are multiple overlays, simply use the same color with each.
One Color Stenciling with a Brush: Stencil with a light circular stroke. Swirl paint on the entire cut out area or around the outer edges of the design. Add more pressure to your brush, not more paint, continuing with a clockwise, then counter-clockwise, motion.
One Color Stenciling with a Roller: A foam roller is an excellent tool for stenciling large areas with an overall coverage. With the stencil taped securely in place, roll back and forth, applying even pressure. Roll in several directions, distributing color to the edges of the stencil.
Can I embellish my painted and distressed FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint project with stenciling?
Yes! Use FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint through stencils to add detail or embellishment to your home décor project.
The stenciled design can be left as is after stenciling or distressed using medium grit sandpaper.
Can I embellish a completed Barnwood project with stenciling or decorating painting?
A FolkArt Finishes Barnwood decorated surface can be enhanced with stenciling or decorative painting using FolkArt Acrylics; however, the Barnwood Wax finish will decrease the level of paint adhesion.
Once the painted embellishment has cured, apply a light misting of FolkArt clear acrylic sealer in desired finish to seal and protect.
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