Knowing how to stencil furniture the right way is essential in creating a clean design for your furniture makeovers. Let me help you take all the guesswork out of it. I found this new product and just had to try it out. The easiest small stencil project I have ever done! I ain’t kidding. Literally, two steps, and that’s it.
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How To Stencil Furniture The Easy Way – Before
Below is a list of the following materials that I used to create this look. Click on the products below to find where you can purchase them.
- White Lightning
- BOSS (clear)
- Paint brush (Dixie Belle)
- In The Navy (chalk mineral paint)
- Hurricane Gray (chalk mineral paint)
- Butter Cream (chalk mineral paint)
- Stick Style Stencil Roll (Tea Rose Garden)
- Decor Wax (Galaxy)
- Gator Hide (water-repellant topcoat)
- Easy Peasy Spray Wax
I started my furniture makeover in the usual way with a quick cleaning with Dixie Bell’s White Lightning, followed by 2 coats of BOSS in the clear. When in doubt, I always use a stain-blocking primer. Especially if I’m using a light color in my design, it’s just better to be safe than sorry, and nasty stains can be a Debbie Downer for real.
Paint Before Stenciling Furniture
Of course, I started this project out with a totally different design in mind. But hey, I roll with the flow. I’ve found that as a creator, it’s best to let your mind lead your hands and you can never have too much paint. Most of the time, it’s for the best. I call this the creative process. It goes something like this!
- This project is going to be awesome!
- Hmmm, this project is a bit tricky.
- This looks like crap.
- I’m crap!
- I nailed it! Best stencil furniture project ever!
I know you’re laughing because you know exactly what I’m talking about. You’re welcome!
Step #1 How To Stencil Flowers On Wooden Furniture
The stick-style stencil comes in a roll. I LOVE the simple floral pattern. There’s no need for painter’s tape to secure the stencil in place like a mylar stencil because the sticky is already on the back of the stencil.
You roll out the amount you need for your design and stick it to the location you want on your chalk painted furniture. You will want to make sure that your paint is fully cured. I waited a whole 24 hours to be sure because some adhesives on tape can cause damage to your paint. It’s just the best.
I’ve used Royal design studio and cutting edge stencils in the past but had to use a spray adhesive on the back to secure it to the project. This product eliminates that step and is less messy.
Step #2 How To Stencil With Wax Over Chalk Paint
With a stiff, flat stencil brush, use a dabbing and circular motion to cover the open areas on the stencil. I added one coat of wax to this project, but if you want the design darker, you can certainly go over it a second time to darken the design. You might even want to add a second color for a really cool look. I haven’t tried that yet, but I have plans to.
Gently remove the stick-style stencil. The stencil can be reused multiple times. Wipe away any excess wax away with a soft cloth before each application.
I have never been able to stencil furniture this easily and with no bleeding! Such a crisp, clean design. The wax is thick enough that it won’t sneak up under the stencil.
I got the same perfect result every time I used it. Furniture flippers answer to quick and easy stenciling.
The floral accents were just the right amount for my design.
To get the full video tutorial with other furniture painting tutorials, CLICK HERE to learn more.
The Results Are Stunning!
I decided afterward to leave the old hardware as is with this makeover.
That’s what I’m talking about! This was an easy furniture makeover using furniture wax and a stencil. What do you think about this DIY project? Would you try this technique on your next furniture makeover? I’d love to hear your thought. Please drop me a comment below or just say hi so that I know you stopped by.
Until the next project… xo, Do