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How to Paint a Stencil on a Wall

Want to change a wall in your bedroom? I am showing you how to stencil a wall. It’s easy, budget-friendly, and fun!

I have loved this stencil for a few years now.  So much that I actually bought it years ago, just in the smaller furniture size.  I have even used it on at least a couple of pieces that I can remember. 

I love script and numbers in my décor.  And I have loved “French” décor for a long time also.  So throw in some French script, and I’m in love.

Stencil a Wall in Your Bedroom

How To Stencil A Wall

I was able to teach my Flippin Society group how to stencil a wall in our private Facebook group. This is a group where you can find lots of tips and tricks on how to repurpose furniture and flip it like a pro. Please join us over there for all the fun.

This is the type of project you will find there. We’ve also recovered bar stools, made rag garlands, flipped a piece of furniture, do mixed media projects, decorated a fall tree, made a pumpkin out of a book, made fall ornaments, and the list goes on and on!!!  

How to Paint a Stencil on a Wall 

Are you looking for a way to add some personal detail to your home? I love using stencils. You can see that in all the stencils I do on wood mainly to add some holiday decor to my home.

Have you been thinking about stenciling your wall with an intricate pattern or design that showcases the colors in your room? If so, then this blog post is perfect for you. I will go over how to stencil a wall and give tips on what supplies are needed, where to buy them, and how much time it will take. 

Now let’s get started!

Supplies Needed:

Wall Stencil Instructions:

  1. Order your supplies and make sure you are ordering a large enough stencil to cover the wall to where you do not have to do so much moving and painting.
  2. Do a complete cleaning of the wall and surrounding areas. This means making sure there are no cobwebs attaching from the wall to the ceiling
  3. Next, you will need to take the outlet covers off if any are on the wall.
  4. Now you are ready to start painting your stencil onto the wall.
  5. Using painter’s tape, tape down your stencil and secure it to the wall area you wish to start painting. 
  6. Time to dip your roller into your paint and start applying it over the stencil. 
  7. You will keep doing this until you have completely covered the part or all of the wall or walls you wish to paint. 
  8. Allow your paint to dry for a few minutes before moving your stencil and retaping before painting the next section. 
How to Stencil a Wall

How to Paint a Stencil on a Wall

Yield: 1 wall

Learn how to stencil your wall using our simple techniques.

Materials

  • Screwdriver for Outlet Covers
  • CuttingEdgeStencils French Poem Stencil
  • 4" Stencil Roller
  • 4" Replacement Foam Rollers
  • Paint of Your Choice - (I Mixed My Own Color)
  • Paper Towels
  • Painter's Tape
  • Ladder
  • Plastic Tray for Paint
  • Wet Wipes or Wet Paper Towels

Instructions

  1. Before you start make sure you order your supplies and make sure you are ordering a large enough stencil to cover the wall to where you do not have to do so much moving and painting.
  2. Now for the not so fun part. Do a complete cleaning of the wall and surrounding areas. This means making sure there are no cobwebs attaching from the wall to the ceiling
  3. Next, you will need to take the outlet covers off if any are on the wall. I tape the screws to the back so you do not lose them.
  4. Now you are ready to start painting your stencil onto the wall.
  5. Using painter’s tape, tape down your stencil and secure it to the wall area you wish to start painting. 
  6. Time to dip your roller into your paint and start applying it over the stencil. 
  7. You will keep doing this until you have completely covered the part or all of the wall or walls you wish to paint. 
  8. Allo your paint to dry for a few minutes before moving your stencil and retaping before painting the next section. 

Tips and Tricks to Using a Stencil on a wall

  • Buy two stencils so you can use one to keep in one piece and another to cut to use in the smaller areas. 
  • Space it out so you do not have a huge gap between the edge of the wall and where the words on the stencil end. 
  • Ask for help. This is not a job to do by yourself. I repeat do not try this alone! 
  • Allow yourself plenty of time to complete the project. This is not a job to start late at night. 

I am in love with the way this turned out. If you are wondering what my stencil says here is the translation of the French Script Poem –  “Oh time suspend your flight, and you favorable hours suspend your course! Let us savor the fleeting delights, the most beautiful of our days!”

Just pin this How To Stencil On A Wall tutorial below to find the steps for later!

Paint a Wall with Stencil

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