Stencil User Instructions
Formarelli Stencils are easy to use, bendable when using around corners of walls and furniture, durable, semi-clear for overprinting purposes and reusable.
NB The stencil size under each stencil description indicates the actual size of the printed stencil and not the entire size of the cut out stencil.
- Sponge for painting and/or stippling brush and/or water-based *sponge roller
- Drop sheet to ensure no mess on floors
- Water-based paint of choice
- Paint tray or plastic ice-cream tub
- Paper towels
- Masking tape
- Pencil or chalk
- Water leveller
- Repositioning Spray Glue by 3M (optional)
Make sure that the area of the wall which will be covered with stencil patterns is free of dust and that the surface is smooth.
- Painting on an uneven surface will negatively affect the outcome of the printed image.
- Please note it is advisable not to paint water-based paint on to oil-based walls as the paint won’t adhere effectively. However, the walls can be sanded down a bit to allow for adhesion with the water-based paint.
Large All-Over Stencils
Plan your proposed wall art layout by marking the stencil against the walls with a pencil or chalk and by using a water leveller to ensure that your stencil is placed level. This will ensure that your artwork is straight, positioned correctly and as you per your personal style.
It is smart to start with the least visually "important" wall, like the corner above a door or top left corner on the wall. This gives you an opportunity to work out your technique in a less conspicuous area. By the time you reach an "important" wall, you'll be so comfortable with your technique you'll feel like a pro!
For an Accent/feature wall, it's smart to start on a section of the wall that allows you to do an un-interrupted floor-to-ceiling row of the pattern. This way you establish a perfect vertical pattern from which to extend left and right.
Should your large-all-over stencil have large patterns, you could use a sponge or a stippling brush, depending on the effect that you want to achieve.
*Sponge rollers can also be used but the paint will need to be rolled out at least 3 times onto a paper towel before the paint is applied over the stencil on to the wall. If this is not done, your stencil paintwork will smudge. *Personal opinion - a sponge is much more effective and you could go over the stencil design again to create a darker contrast if necessary.
Smaller or more detailed stencils
The same applies as per the large all-over stencils, however a stipple brush or sponge is advisable to provide more detailed differentiation when 2 or more colours are used in the design.
After use, you may wipe off or wash your stencil as it is reusable (on the non-glue side). If the re-positioning glue has come off, you can purchase re-positioning glue from your nearest hardware store or we’ll gladly assist you free of charge (excluding shipping).
Our products are quality checked, tried and tested as per procedural standards of ISO 9001:2008. If you are not entirely satisfied with your product, please feel free to call us and we will gladly exchange it.
Please feel free to contact us, should there be any queries.