I just ordered some stencils - I have never stenciled before. Our walls have a rough "orange peel" finish.Anything special I should consider or watch out for?Thanks,Jennifer
Jennifer,Be sure not to use too much paint on your brush or it will leak under the sides of the stencil and ruin the clean line. It is a good idea to blot your brush on a paper towel before touching the wall. You may have to build up several layers to get the color intensity you want, but it will give a better look. Also, it is better to use a "stippling" motion, rather than a "scrubbing" motion when applying the paint to the wall. Especially with a rough finish, I think stippling will give better coverage.Mo.
Also, it is better to use a "stippling" motion, rather than a "scrubbing" motionAlthought I know what "scrubbing" means, I am lost on what a "stippling" motion might be :-(Thanks for the advice!Jennifer
Althought I know what "scrubbing" means, I am lost on what a "stippling" motion might be :-(Stippling would be holding the brush at right-angles to the wall (or the surface to be stencilled) and tapping the end of the brush on the stencil opening to apply the paint -- i.e. an up and down motion as opposed to the normal back and forth motion used in painting. You will notice that stencilling brushes are round with a flat end -- the better to stipple with.Hope that's clear!
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