WHY USE A STENCIL BRUSH
A Stencil brush has stiff packed bristles and are designed especially for stenciling.
Ideal for smaller projects or painting on slightly uneven surfaces.
You have more control over the paint application when compared to using a foam roller.
Put a little paint onto a saucer or in a paint tray. Swirl and dab your brush into the paint so that the end of the brush absorbs the paint. Dab off all the excess paint from the brush before you start to paint.
Position your stencil using pieces of low tack decorators tape. You can also use re-positional spray mount on the back of stencils to make them tacky. Paint through the stencil using an up and down stippling motion.
Where possible paint from the edges of the stencil into the cut out areas to help avoid any paint bleed.
You can reposition your stencil and paint as many times as you want. These tile stencils are great for creating some really modern and striking patterns.
Top things to remember for crisp stencilled images:
- Use repositionable spray mount for best results
- Don’t have to much paint on your brush (you can always add more if necessary)
- Stipple in from the edges of the cut out areas
- Use a decent quality paint – acrylics, emulsions NOT cheap kids poster paints.
Stencilling is fun and easy, and what you want to use them for is entirely up to you. They have many uses, but this brush technique is the same whatever you are painting.