Upcycling An Outdated Piece of Decor
How many times didn't you feel sorry for throwing away stuff that seemed useless and only space taking?
What if we tell you that it's easier to transform it into a fancy piece of farmhouse decor in 20 minutes?
See the steps below
What You Need:
Acrylic Paint Spray
A stencil of your choice (View our offer here)
A sponge or stencil brush (found in our kit)
Paint (acrylic or chalk because thicker the paint, the better the results)
Masking tape or Spray adhesive
Paper towels or a rag
Step by step Guide
Properly clean and degrease the surface. Spray paint it preferably outside your house.
Shake your Spray can vigorously for two minutes after the ball within the can begins to rattle. Hold the Spray can 6 to 8 inches away from project surface
Spray using several thin coats of spray paint instead of one thick coat. Use an even side-to-side motion.
Now let it dry.
Secure the stencil to the surface using adhesive spray or masking tape.
A. With adhesive spray is easier because the stencil gets better attached to the surface and paint bleed under the stencil is harder. There is one inconvenience for this method because the adhesive from the stencil is harder to remove after.
B. With masking tape you must pay more attention while stenciling, but if you follow our tips below it will be easy as that.
Pour a little paint onto a paper plate.
Will surprise you how little paint you're going to need! Load the very end of the brush with some paint.
Tap and blot the brush on the plate or a paper towel to remove most of the paint and then apply paint to the stencil. The brush should be almost dry to avoid overloading.
When applying paint to the stencil don’t brush or rub. Just tap. Keep the brush upright and at 90 degrees to the stencil at all times. Cover a little of the area at a time, reload the brush with paint when necessary, and blot off excess paint using the paper towel until you complete the shape.
Pay particular attention to the edges of each special shape/corner in the stencil. If the one corner of the stencil is not attached to the surface don't be afraid to fix it with your other fingers like in the photo above.
Once you've finished painting the stencil remove stencil, before the paint dries to avoid peeling. Peel it back slowly and carefully.
Voila, you are an artist! Easy as that :)
If by any chance bleeding happened it's time for a retouch (works for acrylic and chalk paint). Just take a piece of soft plastic and gently scratch it before paint dries.
Don't forget to clean the stencil, immediately after use, with warm water & soap until all paint is gone. Just let it dry and it's ready for your next project
Redecorating has never been easier and nowadays we can turn #stayhome in our advantage. Now it's your turn. Grab your stenciling kit today and don't forget to share your work with us.
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