We recommend getting 2 tile stencils for your project. Not only it will go faster, but you'll be able to get into tighter places and corners by cutting your spare tile stencil. You can certainly bend the whole stencil and still get all the spots, but you know what we're sayin' - it makes your life easier! :)
Stencil features an easy registration system,
use parts 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. While prior stenciling experience is a plus for allover stencil patterns, even beginners get great
Which stencil paint to use? You can stencil with acrylic or latex paint, stencil creams, glaze, etc. It's best to have your walls painted in flat latex paint as it makes a perfect base coat for stenciling. For stenciling on tile floors, use Stix adhesive primer as your base coat, tinted to the color of your choice and then stencil with latex or acrylics as usual. Seal your stenciled tile floor with 2 coats of acrylic polyurethane.
We do not recommend oil paint or spray paint for stenciling. Use a dense foam roller or stencil brush. If you want nice crisp edges, using spray adhesive may be very helpful (Elmer's seems to be the best) to ensure minimal bleed.
The main rule of stenciling is to use less paint! Please take care not to over-load your roller or brush with paint and not to press hard on a roller while stenciling. Always blot off the extra paint onto a folded paper towel before rolling over the stencil.
Want to learn how to stencil an interlocking stencil pattern? Here are the detailed illustrated step-by-step Allover Stenciling Tips.
Please make sure you watch our short step-by-step Video Tutorials! You'll find them extremely helpful for your stenciling project.
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
Our stencils are made to last and with proper care and storage will serve you for long time.