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.
Did you know you can stencil your own fabric
and use it for curtains, tablecloths, pillows, etc.? When stenciling on
fabric, please use stencil adhesive to ensure good results. First, tape
your ironed fabric to the surface so it doesn't move around while you
stencil. You'll get better results with stencil brushes, but sometimes
roller can work too, depending on your fabric. Add some textile medium (
sold in craft stores) to your acrylic paint. You can also get a
specially formulated fabric paint, but, frankly, good craft acrylic
paint with a dollop of textile medium mixed in works just as well, and
costs way less! :) Let the stenciled image dry completely, 24 hours is
best, then heat-set it by ironing the fabric for about 20-30 seconds 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. We have 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.
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 long time.