Step 1: Lay Out the Pattern

Damask
Photo: Patrik Rytikangas
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•Paint the entire wall in semigloss paint (at least two coats). Allow to dry.

•Mark the width of the stencil's pattern, or repeat, on the wall.

•Using a chalk line filled with baby powder (easier to clean up than real chalk), snap guide lines along your marks.
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    Tools List

    • Chalk Line and Baby Powder
      Chalk line and baby powder
    • Mylar and Razor Knife
      Mylar and razor knife (or precut stencil)
    • Stencil Brush
      Stencil brush (round, with flat bristles)
    • Painter's Tape
      Painter's tape

    Shopping List

    1. SEMIGLOSS BASE PAINT

    2. FLAT LATEX PAINT
    (for stenciling)