Step 4: Touch Up Mistakes

step by step paint stencil draw attention touch up mistakes, peel off stencil
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Peel up a corner of the stencil to check coverage, and lightly apply more paint if needed. Take care to clean and dry any stencil before flipping it over to create a reverse image. Stand back and admire your work. Dispatch any blips with a tiny artist's brush, and then start scouting for another space where you can stencil again.
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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).