Buffalo Checks Allover Stencil
Single overlay stencil.
SMALL: sheet 23.75"x32.5", design 20.75"x29"; each element is approx. 4"x4"
LARGE: sheet 22"x40.4", design 19"x31.8"; each element is approx. 6.25"x6.25"
Free Top Edge Stencil included!
With Our Buffalo Check stencil
you don't need to use masking tape to create a classic look on your walls! Our Buffalo Check stencil pattern is based on a textile design introduced in the US in 1850. But this classic pattern has Scottish roots dating back to the 1700’s! The textile designer kept a herd of Buffalo and so his pattern was nicknamed “The Buffalo Check”. But today, this trendy stencil design has found it’s way into some of the most stylish interiors. This pattern can be stenciled on an accent wall, in a dining room or even a powder room. And stenciling this Buffalo Check pattern in a nursery can be absolutely adorable. Use a dense foam roller for stenciling walls or try stenciling this design on the front of a dresser using a stencil brush. No matter where you use our Buffalo Check stencil pattern, you will be capturing one of todays hottest design trends!
While prior stenciling experience is a plus when using wallpaper stencils, but even beginners get great
results! This hexagon design is recommended for feature/accent wall or entire room, and also
works for furniture and fabric embellishment.
This geometric stencil comes with an additional FREE Top Edge stencil: the upper part of the design cut as a smaller separate stencil.
It makes it easy to fill the gaps close to the ceiling line. To see how
to use Top part stencils, click here for Illustrated instructions: Using Top Edge Stencils
Try this stencil with our patented Clip-on Stencil Level, (sold separately) and discover how
easy it is to achieve perfectly level results without dealing with all
those bulky heavy bubble levels and annoying laser levels.
Want to learn how to stencil a damask or allover pattern? Here are the detailed illustrated step-by-step Damask/Allover Stenciling Tips.
And make sure you watch our short step-by-step Video Tutorials! You'll find them extremely helpful for your stenciling project. Even beginners get great results!
on rough or textured walls may contribute to increased paint bleed. For
more information on stenciling on textured walls, see our F.A.Q. section.
Stencil features an easy registration system,
use rows of the previously painted design to align the stencil, check
for level and continue. This gives
you a seamless "wallpaper" look. Don't worry about
super perfect alignment: in the end your eye will never ever notice the
discrepancy. We decorative pros "fudge" damasks and allover patterns
the time! The walls in most houses are often not straight, so some
"fudging" while stenciling is very helpful and, in the end, not
Although usually it is not necessary to use spray adhesive with
our stencils, for this crisp geometric pattern it is recommended. If you
want to minimize paint seepage or are using high
contrasting colors, adhesive is very helpful (Elmer's spray adhesive
be the best). Make sure you shake the can well and lightly mist (not
drench) the stencil, and let it dry for a moment before positioning it
on the wall. This step will prevent the adhesive residue transferring
to the wall. You'll need to re-mist the stencil after a few repeats.
Clean-up tip: Spray the stencil with Simple Green to help to remove
About seepage and imperfections:
Even with a proper loaded roller and correct technique you might get
some minor paint seepage here and there. In most cases it's not
noticeable, especially from a couple of feet away and it can be easily
touched up with a small brush. Don't forget that you're creating a
"hand-painted wall finish". A few imperfections and some paint seepage
here and there are natural and inevitable for this type of work. To
avoid seepage, use spray adhesive and less paint on your roller and
Did you know you can stencil your own fabric
and use it for curtains,
tablecloths, pillows, etc.? When stenciling on fabric, stencil adhesive
is very helpful. First, tape your ironed fabric to the surface so it
move around while you stencil. Use stencil brushes, or roller, and add
some textile medium ( sold in craft stores) to your acrylic paint. You
can also get a special fabric paint, but, frankly, good craft acrylics
with a dollop of textile medium work just as well, and cost way less
too! :) Let the stenciled image dry completely, 24 hours is best, then
heat-set it by ironing the fabric for about 20 sec. ( more or less) on
a LOW setting through the piece of cloth. Heat-setting will cure the
paint and will prevent it from being washed off in the washing machine.
Always experiment with a sample of your fabric first to ensure good
results. I've stenciled on silk, cotton, linen and even sheer fabrics
with great results. It's always better if your fabric doesn't have too
All of our stencils are made of thick, sturdy but flexible 12 mil clear
plastic, reusable, easy to clean and stenciler-friendly! In our 20+
years of professional stenciling this material has proven to be far
superior than any other material we used, including the industry
standard 8 mil mylar. We are certain you'll notice the difference
and will love working with it, just like all the folks who already
bought our stencils.
Our stencils are made to last and with proper care and storage will serve you for a long time.