I've done a lot of stencils in my day, and just about every single one of them has caused some sort of hiccup. The paint bleeds under the tape, the tape rips off the previous layer of paint, the coverage isn't great....Its just never turned out perfect. Until now. And oh my gosh is it perfect. I switched up my technique, my products, and my timeline and it made ALLLLL the difference! If you are looking to create a gorgeous pattern to accent your mid century furniture, this is for you!!
The absolute must have products:
1) Painter's tape - Specifically, Frog Tape, and even more specifically it MUST be the yellow one! It is meant for delicate surfaces and will ensure crisp lines without pulling up your previous coats of paint. For me, this is non negotiable!
2) Rollers - I've done plenty of stencils with brushes, sponges, dabbers, you name it....but this technique was SO much easier and worked flawlessly. To get a super smooth finish, I used the Whizzflock 4" rollers. (You'll need separate rollers for each color you plan to use) Foam rollers are awesome, but for this technique, nothing beats the flocked roller.
3) Paint - To get the pattern on smoothly, quickly, and be able to remove the tape without damaging the design, I used Wise Owl's One Hour Enamel. It dries rock hard in no time, self levels flawlessly, and has incredible coverage. Bonus: the top coat is built in, so when you pull that tape off...you are done!!
Now that you've got all your supplies, its time to paint!! Follow these steps and you'll have a super crisp design in no time flat!
If you give this a go, I'd love to see your results! And as always, if you have any questions or need help in any way, please reach out!! You can comment here or shoot me a note on the Contact page and I'll get back to you ASAP!
(Some of the links in this post are affiliate links to the products I use! These links don't cost you anything, but they do help support this small business of mine!)