Wall With Character - Damask
Steps // Decorative Painting Techniques: Damask
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Lay Out the Pattern

 
Step One // Decorative Painting Techniques: Damask

Lay Out the Pattern

Damask
Photo by Patrik Rytikangas

•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.

 
2 ×

Tape Up the Stencil

 
Step Two // Decorative Painting Techniques: Damask

Tape Up the Stencil

Tape Up the Stencil
Photo by Patrik Rytikangas

•Align the stencil pattern with the chalk lines.

•Affix the stencil to the wall with blue painter's tape.

 
3 ×

Load the Brush

 
Step Three // Decorative Painting Techniques: Damask

Load the Brush

Load the Brush
Photo by Patrik Rytikangas

•Put some of the flat paint on a clean plate or cardboard palette.

•Dip the brush lightly into the paint, then dab off the excess on a paper towel.

 
4 ×

Stencil the Pattern

 
Step Four // Decorative Painting Techniques: Damask

Stencil the Pattern

Stencil the Pattern
Photo by Patrik Rytikangas

•Holding the plastic stencil tight against the wall, dab the brush over the pattern in quick, straight taps.

CAUTION: Don't brush across the stencil or paint will get under the plastic and bleed beyond the pattern.

 
 

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