It keeps paint from seeping under the stencil. Another option for the fabric stenciling: there are specially-made acrylic paints for use on softer fabrics, as well as thinning liquids that are made to be mixed with the regular acrylic paints. Surface preparation is the most important step! Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Once you’ve sprayed your stencil with adhesive and you are ready to stencil, pour a small amount of paint onto an artist’s palette or a paper plate. You can see all the details in this video, from building to wood sign to painting it. To paint a specific design on the wood by using a stencil, gather tracing . How to paint acrylic on wood After the stencil has been transferred to the wood, I like to start with the less detailed part of the design. This paint works on many surfaces, including walls, furniture and paper. This article has been viewed 29,011 times. Don’t ever assume God is waiting for you to get your act together. If you’ve stained your wood, just use a paint color that’s pretty close to your stain color. How do you stencil with more than one color? wikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. 6. By using this service, some information may be shared with YouTube. I personally have all kinds of stencils, and I love using them! Stabilizer ( optional): Dowel, Pencil, or any stick-like tool. Spray-on primer is the best option because of its nature. To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. Advertisement. I always use contact paper from the Dollar Store for my stencils, no vinyl and I use cheap acrylic craft paint for the actual painting (in addition to using this method of applying the Mod Podge over the stencil prior to painting). Apply a coating of acrylic paint over the chair using a paintbrush. The trick for crisp lines when stenciling is to get your bleeds to be a color that will actually blend in with the background of your wood. Last Updated: October 24, 2019 Then, using the pencil or pen, trace over the letters, pushing firmly. When I picked out the stencil for my grandmother’s dresser drawers, I didn’t realize that a detailed stencil would be harder to use than one that is simpler. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/6\/61\/Stencil-with-Acrylic-Paint-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Stencil-with-Acrylic-Paint-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/6\/61\/Stencil-with-Acrylic-Paint-Step-1.jpg\/aid3305836-v4-728px-Stencil-with-Acrylic-Paint-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":315,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"498","licensing":"

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