How to Use the Morocco Stencil

Hi everyone! It’s Denise from Salvaged Inspirations! Today I’m sharing an easy step by step on How To Stencil On Furniture. When I first started painting furniture, it took me a few years to work up the courage to use stencils because I was afraid I was going to ruin my freshly painted pieces. But I’m SO glad I started using them in my makeovers. Stenciling is super easy and creates SUCH GORGEOUS designs! 

So, here’s the original curb-shopped before…

Here’s what it looks like now! I’m loving this custom color and beautiful design from Dixie Belle’s brand new stencils!

Materials List:

How To:

Step 1:

Before I do anything, I plan my design. Planning a design includes where you’d like your stencil design to appear on your furniture and what colors you will be using for your base and your stenciled design.

Step 2:

Once you have a plan for the placement and color scheme you can start painting your basecoat.

For this washstand, my basecoat was 80% The Gulf and 20% Peacock . Mixing these two colors gave me a color similar to a Tiffany Blue!

Tip~ When mixing a custom color, always make sure to mix enough so you don’t run out halfway through. It’s always better to have a little more than not enough.

Step 3:

Once I painted two coats of my custom blue and it dried 100%, I was ready to stencil. For a clean design, it’s best to secure the stencil with a temporary spray adhesive or some painter’s tape.

Step 4:

To paint the stencil design, I like to use a stiff round stencil or wax brush and/or a foam roller for larger designs.

The key to painting a clean stencil design~

  • Load your brush or roller with paint and then OFFLOAD the excess paint.
  • Dab your brush in an up and down motion, not side to side.
  • Press the stencil firmly against your furniture while the other hand dabs the paint.
  • Two light coats are better than one heavy coat.
  • Reposition your stencil perfectly when extending the design.

To read the rest of this helpful tutorial, head on over to Salvaged Inspirations here!

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  1. Margarita says:

    Se ve precioso me encanta

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Thank you so much, Margarita! 😊

  2. Your blog is amazing it gives so many ideas and information.

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Thank you so much, Jesica! We’re so glad you find it helpful! Have a lovely day! 😊

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