Our Portuguese Tiles stencil kit is a perfect money-saving choice for a trendy DIY patchwork tile makeover! We combined a few traditional Azulejos tile designs into one versatile stencil kit to make it easy and fun for you to stencil a gorgeous accent wall, backsplash, staircase, table top or floor! What a great money saver: you get the look of beautiful antique Spanish or Portuguese tiles without the hassle and the expense of installing the real ones. Plus, when you'll be ready to re-decorate, the future makeover is as easy as a rolling on 2 coats of paint... This Portuguese tile stencil kit works great for traditional and contemporary room settings - just use various color combinations. The most trendy color combos include soft greys and taupes and also variations of traditional deep blue color or yellow and blur color combos. Use stencil brushes for a multi-color look, or simply roll with a dense foam roller for a monochromatic effect. This trendy stencil set is guaranteed to make a statement in your space! Patchwork tiles are all the rage in today's decor!
You can create really stunning stenciled stairs with these tile stencils! 6" size fits the risers on most staircases. Also try making a beautiful wall canvas art with these tile designs.
We offer this tile stencil kit in 2 sizes: 6" and 8". Larger tiles are
best for the stenciled floors, but will look great on a wall too. Use
smaller tiles for the backslashes and stenciled stairs.
We also include a free Tile Frame stencil in the kit so you can block the perfect background color for your tile!
For expert stenciling tips, please watch our How-to stencil videos! You'll find them extremely helpful for your stenciling project. Even beginners get great results!
Although most of our stencils do not require the use of spray adhesive,
if your walls have a texture to them, it might be a good idea to use
spray adhesive to help minimize paint seepage (Elmer's spray adhesive
seems to 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. Note: you
will still need to hold the stencil in place with a few pieces of blue
painters tape! Adhesive by itself is not enough to hold the stencil on
the wall. Clean-up tip: Spray
the stencil with Simple Green to help to remove adhesive residue and
let it sit for a while before cleaning with soap and water. Please note
that it is virtually impossible to get rid of all adhesive residue.
That's why we personally prefer not to use it and just stick with
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.
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, 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.