Today, I am sharing with you the best stenciling tips and tricks for avoiding paint bleeding when stenciling with a foam roller. Stenciling with a foam roller is by far the fastest stenciling technique, and also the easiest. However, there are a couple of things to keep in mind to make sure the results are perfect.
Stenciling the wall that leads up our stairs has made a big impact in our great room and it was so simple.
The stencil is fromCutting Edge Stencils in the design,Lilly scroll
All of their stencils are made from sturdy clear plastic material which made it super easy to work with! Do you know what I loved most about this stencil, I ROLLED IT ON!!
Note: If you have never stenciled before, instead of using tape you might want to try a spray adhesive.
Shake the can well, then lightly mist your stencil with the spray adhesive, let it dry for a few seconds and place the stencil on the wall. For my tutorial, I am not using any spray adhesive, just some tape.
I mixed Grant Beige and Valspar’s brushed pearl paint to give it a shimmery effect.
Tape everything off
Position your stencil using painter’s tape and a level if needed, then lightly mark the edges with a pencil.
OK here is the part where I used my stencil brush and lightly tapped each section and went you have got to be kidding!
If you know me I’m an instant gratification girl, I don’t have the patience for it or the time.
I picked up my instructions and read you may roll this on with a foam roller! Seriously, the good man upstairs was watching me! I did my happy dance and grabbed a foam roller out of my supplies and went to work. Note…I don’t know if you can roll it on with all stencils but you sure can with theirs!
Make sure to not overload your roller with paint and always blot off excess paint onto a paper towel.
Push down on the area of the stencil being worked on
Start rolling over the stencil with your foam roller applying light to medium pressure. Continue rolling over the stencil in short back-and-forth strokes until you get your desired coverage.
I always start light on the pressure and build up to prevent paint bleed underneath the stencil. You can lift the stencil and take a peek to make sure it looks ok with no bleeding.
Repeat the process for as many prints as you want or until the wall is complete. Simply line the stencil up beside the freshly painted design and add more painter’s tape and continue rolling paint through the stencil just as before.
When you find the paint is very light on your surface. Repeat the steps of loading your roller and rolling excess paint onto a paper towel before you continue stenciling.
With the right amount of paint on your roller and the right pressure there is usually no bleed at all and the edges are crisp.
The whole process most likely took a little under 3 hours.
The results are stunning and I just love the design. I really hope you will give this a try.