Step-by-step Furniture Redesign - A Sideboard

Step # 10 - Stenciling

It's not hard, but there is a best method for getting great painted motifs by stenciling. It's one of my favorite ways to decorate a piece. The stencils are reusable and the paint is cheap, so it's a win win.

But many complain that they have bleeding under the stencil. Follow my technique and you'll have perfect stenciled designs every time.

NOTE: I lay down a thin layer of poly before stenciling to make it easier if I need to wipe it off and start over. Then I apply poly to protect it after it's dry.


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