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How to Create a Wall Stencil Border

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

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add stencil painted border to wall
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  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


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.