Tired of seeing the same walls every day? Are you looking forward to scrapping your old wallpaper and getting a fresh makeover? Changing the look of your home can be really fun and exciting but wallpapers can be a little pricey even for a small portion and not to mention installation’s kinda intimidating as well. If youâ€™re still up to giving your home a new look, you might want to try creating your own faux wallpaper using a stencil! Read on to know how to make your own.
Using Stencils for Faux Wallpaper
We already know that stencils can be quite handy projects (learn about how to make a stencil here). It can be used as a sign (for your mailbox maybe) or incorporated into a design like what weâ€™re doing today. One of the upsides of using a stencil as a faux wallpaper is that itâ€™s pretty affordable and unlike installing traditional wallpaper which can be really nerve-wracking, painting stencils â€œamateur-friendlyâ€. If youâ€™re also working on a small section, it is much quicker than putting up wallpaper which requires more technical knowledge and effort.
DIY Faux Wallpaper Using Stencil
Are you excited to start your project? Hereâ€™s how you can start your DIY faux wallpaper using stencil:
Materials You Will Need
How to Paint a Faux Wallpaper Using Stencil
1. Buy a wall stencil with the design that you prefer then gather your supplies and tools. Once you have everything, prepare the section youâ€™re going to paint. Make sure to tape off and cover the section youâ€™re not going to paint.
2. Visualize and start planning the placement of your stencil. After youâ€™ve figured out the position, tape the stencil template with a painterâ€™s tape. Pour some paint on the paint tray and load your brush with paint. On a folded piece of paper, dab off excess paint from the brush. This is important as so the excess point wonâ€™t drip.
3. Once you have paint in your brush, start pouncing consistently on your stencil. Maintain medium to light pouncing strokes. You can lift a part of the stencil to check if youâ€™re applying enough or too much paint. Load the brush with paint once thereâ€™s not enough anymore. Remember that itâ€™s better to repeatedly fill your brush with paint than have a dripping mess.
4. After youâ€™ve completed painting a section, carefully take off the stencil and move it to the next position. Check out the guide marks to keep your pattern uniform. Repeat these steps until youâ€™ve painted the whole wall. Let it dry for a few hours and seal it off with a topcoat paint, itâ€™ll make your faux wallpaper last longer.
Easy isnâ€™t it? And this how you diy faux wallpaper using stencil. Are you planning to paint your wall? What kind of painting technique will you be trying out? Leave a comment below and show us your work!