Step 2: Begin The Pattern

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Start the pattern on the lower left and work from the left side to the right side. In a ventilated area, lightly spray the back of a stencil with repositionable adhesive, let dry for a few seconds, and press the stencil in place.
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    Tools List

    • dense-foam paint roller
      Small foam roller
    • stencil brush
      and/or Stencil brush

    Shopping List

    1. Flat latex for base coat

    2. Semigloss latex for stenciling

    3. Repositionable adhesive

    4. Stencils. Get three or more of complementary patterns

    Stencils available at craft and paint stores. Used here: JA114, JA138 and JA47A, TP31 by The Stencil Library, (from $26 each; stencil-library.com).