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How to Use Stencil on Wood

Time Needed : 2 days

Stenciling wooden furniture is more straightforward than you might imagine and something you should try as your next DIY. Depending on your design style, there are Moroccan tiles, modern star patterns, farmhouse, and more.

For this project, I used a 5-inch Plectro tile stencil and a wood coffee table to create a look that is giving us all kinds of living room boho vibes.
So, whenever you want to add pattern to your decor, or you want to make a statement, a little paint and tile stencil will get you a look you'll love, without breaking the bank.
  1. Prepare the Furniture

    Wipe down the furniture — in this case, the tabletop — and let dry. For this DIY, we wanted to keep the wood color, but you could also paint the table surface for more of a tile-inspired look. For instance, paint the tabletop white and use black paint for stenciling. Place the stencil onto furniture and secure it with tape.

  2. Start Stenciling

    Add a small amount to paint to a paper plate. Dab the brush onto the paint and then wipe any excess onto a paper towel. It should almost feel dry to the touch — that way, the color will not be too heavy on the stencil. Then, pounce the brush onto the stencil.

    Paint one stencil, allow to dry for a few minutes and then place the stencil next to where you just painted. You can line up the stencil onto the edge of the pattern that you had just completed. Secure again with tape.

  3. Tile the Edge of the Pattern

    If your furniture has a lip, like this coffee table, you'll want to paint right up to that edge. To do it, tape the stencil to the top and up the border as well to hold it in place. Continue stenciling.

  4. Wipe Excess Paint

    Pro tip: Use a baby wipe to remove excess paint from the stencil.
    It is a good idea to wipe down the back of the stencil after about five uses. Wipe it with a baby wipe and dry with a paper towel; this helps to keep the stencil clean and not cause too much of the paint to seep through the edges.

  5. Add a Varnish or Polyurethane to Protect the Furniture

    Apply varnish to protect the wood furniture, and allow it to dry overnight.

  • Stencil paint brush
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plate
  • Masking tape
  • Wood coffee table
  • Plectro tile stencil
  • Decor acrylic paint
  • Polyurethane (optional, for wood furniture)
Final solution
It looks awesome

This post was published on September 11, 2020 9:44 pm

Maria Evans

I’m Maria Evans, the girl behind EverydayTips. I am a housewife and as any housewife, I faced many problems and mysteries in my house. Nearly every weekend you’ll find me in the parks with my two toddlers, but when I’m not, I’m here writing about tips that can help you in everyday life.

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