DIY Network

How to Create a Wall Stencil Border

Learn how to add a stencil painted border to a wall, from DIY Network.

More in Painting

add stencil painted border to wall
  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate

Highlights:

Step 1: Tape the Stencil to the Wall

If, needed, paint a base coat of eggshell latex paint using a 9" x 1" nap lambskin roller.

Tape up the stencil flat against the wall using painter's tape.

tape up stencil flat against wall

Step 2: Paint the Stencil Pattern

Dip a stippling brush in paint and it dab on the cardboard to get rid of the excess paint.

Use the brush to pounce the color on the stencil. Keep the brush perpendicular to the wall. Use a knife to hold the stencil down if needed.

Remove the stencil from the wall. Use a damp cloth to clean the stencil, then repeat the process.

Was this project helpful?

Don't forget: Read comments and leave your own

Advertisement

Projects

COMMENT ON THIS PROJECT

    

Sign in

All fields are required.

E-mail Address:

Password:

Remember me on this computer

Signing in

Please enter your email address and we will send your password

E-mail Address

Your password has been sent and should arrive in your mailbox very soon.

Not a member?

Sign up with DIY Network to share tips with other do-it-yourselfers and comment and ask questions on projects.

It's free and easy.