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 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
Below is a list of the products that I used to create this look. Click on the products to find where you can purchase them.
- White Lightning
- BOSS (clear)
- Paintbrushes (Dixie Belle)
- In The Navy (chalk mineral paint)
- Hurricane Gray (chalk mineral paint)
- Butter Cream (chalk mineral paint)
- Stick & Style Stencil Roll
- 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 clear. When in doubt, I use BOSS. Especially if I’m using a light color in my design. It’s just better to be safe than sorry and 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 just roll with the flow. I’ve found that as a creator it’s best to let your mind lead your hands. 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 your laughing because you know exactly what I’m talking about. You’re welcome!
Step #1 Peel and Stick Furniture Stencil
The stick style stencil comes in a roll. It is so simple. You just roll out the amount you need for your design and stick in on your 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.
Step #2 Peel And Stick Furniture Stencil
With a stiff flat brush, apply the Decor Wax with a circular motion to cover the open areas on the stencil. I added one coat on 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.
I have never been able to stencil furniture this easy and with no bleeding! Such a crisp clean design. I contribute that to using the decor wax. 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.
The Results Are Stunning!
That’s what I’m talking about! Easy furniture makeover when you stencil furniture. What do you think? Would you add this to your next furniture makeover? I’d love to hear your thought. Drop me a comment below. And if you love the stenciled stripes, CLICK HERE to see a BOLD stripe makeover I did on a dresser. It has florals too. ♥
Until the next project… xo, Do