How To Do Wall (And Door!) Stenciling Diy In 6 Simple Steps

Recently, I have 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:

  1. Stencil (here’s the one I used )
  2. Sponge
  3. Pair of scissors to cut a piece of the sponge
  4. Small amount of paint (I used regular acrylic paint so that the design could be washed off once I get bored of it)
  5. Painter’s tape  to secure the stencil in place
  6. Window washing liquid  or dishwasher liquid and cloth
Materials for wall stencil  #diy #stenciling #frontdoor #pineapple #homeDecor #anestwithayard #stencil

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.

cleaning the window #diy #stenciling #frontdoor #pineapple #homeDecor #anestwithayard #stencil #wallstencil

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.
taping the pineapple stencil on the window #diy #stenciling #frontdoor #pineapple #homeDecor #anestwithayard #stencil #wallstencil

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.

Cutting a small square piece of a sponge #diy #stenciling #frontdoor #pineapple #homeDecor #anestwithayard #stencil #wallstencil

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
sponge with red paint and a can of red paint #diy #stenciling #frontdoor #pineapple #homeDecor #anestwithayard #stencil #wallstencil
  • Carefully apply the paint on the stencil
  • Let it dry
applying paint on the stencil #diy #stenciling #frontdoor #pineapple #homeDecor #anestwithayard #stencil #wallstencil

Apply the paint a couple more times

  • Apply the paint two-three times more (repeat the steps above)
  • Let it dry between each application
pineapple stencil with full red paint #diy #stenciling #frontdoor #pineapple #homeDecor #anestwithayard #stencil #wallstencil

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.
removing the stencil and letting the paint dry  #diy #stenciling #frontdoor #pineapple #homeDecor #anestwithayard #stencil #wallstencil

My results

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. 

DIY wall stenciling: taping the stencil on the wall #diy #stenciling #frontdoor #pineapple #homeDecor #anestwithayard #stencil #wallstencil

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.

Mirror reflection of the stenciled pineapple paint #diy #stenciling #frontdoor #pineapple #homeDecor #anestwithayard #stencil #wallstencil
stenciled pineapple paint on the wall beside a plant vase #diy #stenciling #frontdoor #pineapple #homeDecor #anestwithayard #stencil #wallstencil

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!

How to do DIY wall stenciling in 6 steps infographic #diy #stenciling #frontdoor #pineapple #homeDecor #anestwithayard #stencil #wallstencil #infographic

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