Recently, I received a friendly email from a company called StencilRevolution asking me if I would like to try out their stencils. I said yes, of course!
They kindly allowed me to choose one of their designs and mailed it to the address I gave them.
I love pineapples so I chose a pineapple stencil. Pineapples have a special shape and this is such a universal design that looks well in any season and spruces up any decor.
When I received the offer, I was traveling and visiting my friend. So I ordered the stencil to my friend’s place.
Then, I brought it home and decorated the entrance of my house. Here, I will share with you how I did the wall stenciling DIY step by step.
What you will need to follow this DIY tutorial
You need to prepare the following materials:
- Pair of scissors to cut a piece of the sponge
- A small amount of paint (I used regular acrylic paint so that the design could be washed off once I get bored of it)
- Painter’s tape to secure the stencil in place
- Window washing liquid or dishwasher liquid and cloth
This is how to stencil a wall or a door
Prepare your surface
- First, you need to wash the surface where you want to stencil otherwise the paint won’t attach well to it.
- After washing, wipe the surface dry.
For glass, use a window washing liquid.
For a wall, use a bit of dishwasher soap diluted in water.
Attach the stencil to the surface
- Apply the stencil sheet to the prepared surface and level it
- Secure the stencil sheet to the surface with small pieces of the painter’s tape.
Cut the sponge
- Cut a small piece of the sponge if the sponge you have is as big as mine.
From my experience, it’s better to do stenciling with a small piece of sponge. It will give you better control over the process. My sponge is actually the one that is used for washing dishes and it was a bit too big for stenciling.
Apply the paint
- Put the sponge in the paint
- Remove most of the pain from the sponge to make it dry to avoid the design to bleed and smudge
- Carefully apply the paint on the stencil
- Let it dry
Apply the paint a couple more times
- Apply the paint two-three times more (repeat the steps above)
- Let it dry between each application
Finish it up
- Make sure the paint is dry
- Carefully remove the stencil trying not to damage the paint that may have gotten stuck to the edges.
As you can see, it’s very easy to do stenciling. That’s why I like it!
Once I was done with the door, I stenciled the wall next to the entrance.
I used paint that can be easily washed off so that I can remove it once she’s bored with the design.
After finishing stenciling, I decorated the shelf with local flowers and plants I cut in the backyard.
DIY wall stenciling: Final words
Now you know how to stencil a wall!
Did you like my DIY? Did it look as easy for you as it was for me? Let me know what you think in the comments! If you like it, share it with your friends!