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How to Use Stain for Stenciling on Wood

Using stain, instead of paint, for a stenciling project helps show off the wood grain and gives furniture an antique look.

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Top 28 Stenciling Projects

  1. 1. Stenciling Your Walls (00:01:00)

    Stenciling makes a statement but is easily repainted when you're over it.

  2. 2. How To Create Stenciled Window Treatments

    These window shades go from dull to designer with this unique stenciling technique.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 3. Add Impact With Easy Accents (00:01:00)

    Even the smallest of details can have a major impact in the kitchen.

  4. 4. Stenciled Stones (03:46)

    Step-by-step directions for making stenciled stepping stones.

  5. 5. How to Paint Stencil Patterns on Wood Furniture

    Learn how to dress up chest of drawers and nightstands by using stencil patterns and paint.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 6. How to Paint a Stencil Pattern on Seat Cushions

    An Art Deco design is painted on cushions with stippling and foam brushes to bring out the purple in the sofa.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. How to Paint an Accent Wall (00:04:45)

    Shannon Kaye demonstrates how to paint and stencil an accent wall.

  8. 8. How To Create a Mural Wall

    Add dimension to any wall by using stencils to create a mural.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 9. Add Impact With Easy Accents (00:01:00)

    Even the smallest of details can have a major impact in the kitchen.

  10. 10. How To Stencil a Trompe l'Oeil Effect

    Stencils can help create a trompe l'oeil effect for those do-it-yourselfers who aren't comfortable with freehand painting.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  11. 11. Decorative Painting Tips (00:03:52)

    Shannon Kaye shares expert tips for basic decorative painting projects.

  12. 12. Paint a Floral Stenciled Armoire

    Brighten up antique furniture by painting it with milk paint and adding metallic stenciled accents.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. How to Create a Wall Stencil Border

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

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. Painted Table (04:48)

    Everything you need to know about stenciling a patio tabletop.

  15. 15. How to Apply a Tropical Stenciling Technique

    A decorative painting expert creates a sun-dappled base with a stenciled palm leaf overlay.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
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